Central West Animal Rescue has announced that barring any change in management, it will soon be shutting its doors forever.
Based in Orange, CWAR was started in 2016 by Jasmine Smart with the goal to rescue homeless, helpless and sometimes abused animals and not long ago reached the important milestone of obtaining tax exemption as a charity.
However in a Facebook post released on Wednesday, Ms Smart said while her passion for the cause remains she was forced to make the tough decision, citing her own well-being as a priority in doing so.
The Central Western Daily was unable to contact Ms Smart on Wednesday, however the Facebook post also pointed to a 'blanket of negativity' and surrounding the charity's work as another major factor in the decision.
"Five years ago I begun an amazing journey - setting up a rescue from scratch," the Facebook post said.
"Over the years we started another rescue in our area and have saved [thousands] of animals. Five years later, it's still my passion but the love and joyous experiences are constantly covered by a blanket of negativity.
"My phone gives me anxiety, I have serious trust issues and not a lot of confidence in the human race. It's insane and it's broken me."
The post, signed off by Ms Smart, explained Central West Animal Rescue will continue to operate as usual while a plan to 'wind up' is put in place.
"I've given it all I have. This process is not going to be immediate and will go for a few months," the Facebook post continued.
"We will be continuing to find forever homes for all the ones we currently have and if any are still in need of help, we will be contacting other rescues of whom we trust and with our same values for help."
The post added CWAR will be advertising for expressions of interest should any person or group be interested in taking over the running of the charity.
"In order to be accepted as a leader you will heed to be able to work with our trainer and have the same values and mission especially with regards to zero kill," the Facebook post said.
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