A KINGSTON Maurward animal rehoming centre is reopening its charity shops and rehoming centre in accordance with Government guidelines.

Taylor's Animal Rehoming Centre, run the by RSPCA, has had its charity shops in Bridport, Dorchester and Sherborne shut since the lockdown rules were put in place. The rehoming centre was also closed and animals were unable to be placed into forever homes.

It is now reopening its charity shops and the rehoming centre will open with a new system in place.

A spokesman for the charity said: "Bridport will be our first shop to re-open on Thursday 2nd July. For us our customers safety is of the utmost importance so visitors to our Bridport shop will notice that we have implemented important safety measures like the introduction of sneeze screens and 2 metre sticker markers around our shop.

"Please note that we will also be introducing revised opening times. We will only be open Thursday to Saturday. We ask our customers to contact our shops first before dropping off any donations. Our shops in Dorchester and Sherborne will be re-opening on the 9th July."

The rehoming centre has begun reopening but only on an appointment only basis.

For more information on the charity shops or to inquire about adopting an animal, visit the Taylor's Animal Rehoming Centre website.