Despite heavy snow Angus MP Mike Weir visited Mountain Animal Sanctury in Glenogil last week.
Mr Weir was shown around the facility and introduced to some of the horses and donkeys that are cared for at the Sanctuary.
He was also told about the recent difficulties experienced with flood damage and the work being done to reopen the visitor centre.
Commenting on the visit Mr Weir said: “I was very impressed by the centre and by the obvious enthusiasm of the staff and volunteers in caring for the many horses and donkeys, and a couple of sheep, in their care.
“Many of the animals have come from difficult backgrounds and it is wonderful to see them in such a happy and caring environment.
“The Sanctuary is a charity and, like all such organisations, needs to raise a considerable amount to look after the animals in its care. I would urge everyone to consider visiting the centre and contributing to their fantastic work.”
Mountain Animal Sanctuary is Scotland’s largest re-homing and adoption centre for horses, ponies and donkeys.
For 30 years they have provided food, shelter and medical care as well as unconditional love and patience to help the recovery and rehabilitation of many abused and neglected horses, ponies and donkeys.
For more information visit www.mountainsanimalsanctuary.org.uk