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Animal Sanctuary is being threatened with a fine after a complaint that the property smells of ANIMALS

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A wildlife campaigner who has saved thousands of animals has been threatened with a £20,000 fine after one person complained about his sanctuary smelling – of ANIMALS.

Geoff Grewcock, 72, and his daughter Emma Hudson, 39, have been rescuing and rehabilitating birds and animals for the past 21 years.

The pair have helped saved around 100,000 animals which they nurse back to health at their Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary.

The sanctuary itself is located behind Geoff's bungalow, where he often lets rescued

animals cosy down with him in his home.

But the future of the sanctuary is now at risk after Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council slapped him and Emma with an abatement order following one complaint.

In a letter sent to them on May 19, the council said: “Evidence gathered demonstrated that the animal odour is causing a nuisance to people in the area.

“Animal odours from the sanctuary was witnessed on two separate occasions.

“On both occasions the officer was of the opinion that the odour was unpleasant and was present for a prolonged period which would prevent the complainant from enjoying the use of their property.”

Geoff and Emma have now been warned that if their sanctuary continues to smell, they face a £20,000 fine or even criminal prosecution.

The pair now fear the only way to comply with the order is to close and put down the 35 animals currently at the sanctuary.

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