A Dorset company has come to the aid of animal owners hit hard by the floods in Somerset.
Parley-based Eco Sustainable Solutions has donated 60 bales of its ComfyBed animal bedding.
A lorry carrying two pallets of the bedding was despatched to Somerset in response to an appeal by the Flooding on the Levels Action Group (FLAG).
It is being used to help people who have agreed to look after animals evacuated from the worst-hit areas of flooding.
So far FLAG has re-homed more than 150 animals including 32 horses, ten pet sheep, four goats, 30 cats, 26 dogs, 50 chickens and a multitude of small household pets from guinea pigs to rabbits.
Peter Hardy, Eco’s Commercial Manager, said: “Like many we have been shocked by the scenes played out nightly on our TV screens.
“This is a practical way of directly helping those who have been so badly affected by these devastating floods.
“It’s a small gesture in the grand scheme of things but we’re only too pleased to offer assistance.”
Helen Toye, FLAG’s Animal Coordinator, said the offers of help from businesses such as Eco had been overwhelming.
She added: “It has been so appreciated by myself, the owners of these animals and also the people who are temporarily re-homing them.
“Lots of people are donating feed but small things like bedding are just as important.”
Eco ComfyBed is produced and manufactured specifically for horses from carefully selected white wood and is virtually dust free.
Both Eco ComfyBed, and sister product Eco ComfyRide, are made by Eco Sustainable Solutions, one of the UK’s top organics recycling firms.