An article in a local Horley newspaper about APT’s Ambulance being vandalised.


A local animal charity has been counting the cost of vandalism after discovering the front and back windows of its rescue van had been smashed whilst the vehicle was parked in Haroldslea, Horley.


The incident took place between 5pm on Tuesday 29th June and 8am on Wednesday 30th June and was discovered by Jacqueline Ward-Reel, chairman and co-ordinator of Animal Protection Trust, which rescues unwanted and abandoned animals.   She said: “It was so upsetting to find our animal ambulance in such a state.  The front driver’s window and rear window were deliberately smashed, leaving shattered glass all over the road.   It is extremely sad that someone would deliberately do this.   It has cost the charity a considerable amount of money and has prevented us from using the vehicle to help transport rescue animals.”


The recent vandalism has been the second attack on the charity’s animal ambulance within the last two months.   Nothing was stolen and the police have been notified.


20th July 2015                                                  Ends