The Lions Club of Paignton has donated a vital piece of equipment to vets at a local animal charity.
The group has given a special endoscopy accessory to the vet team at Paignton Zoo.
Senior Head Keeper of Mammals Julian Chapman explained: “We recently gave the Paignton Lions a couple of talks and a guided tour of our Vet Centre. They have now donated enough money for our Vet Centre to buy a special cable for the endoscopy machine and an important text-book as well, which is absolutely brilliant!”
In addition, veterinary supplies company Veterinary Endoscopy Services provided the equipment at a discount price.
Zoo vet Sarah Chapman: “The new piece of equipment will revolutionise the way we can work with our existing endoscopy machines. It will allow us to use our large video screen with our flexible endoscope, which we couldn’t before. It’s a small but vital component!”
In 2006 the Lions Club of Paignton gave money towards the running of the Zoo’s allotment and to buy gardening equipment. Paul West, from the Lions Club of Paignton, said:
“We were all very impressed by the zoo’s hard work and enthusiasm. Sarah explained the difficulties of having to cope without the endoscope attachment that was desperately needed, which prompted us to decide on donating £250 to enable the purchase to go ahead.”