Ex­pan­sion meets big de­mand for pet prod­ucts

Pilbara News - - Pilbara Business - ■ Louise Alling­ham

Pil­bara Plants and Pets, for­merly known as Poin­ciana Nurs­ery, is un­der­go­ing ren­o­va­tions to ex­pand their busi­ness.

Pet shop man­ager Aimee-lee Holle­mans said the de­ci­sion to re­brand came af­ter they no­ticed a big­ger de­mand for pet prod­ucts.

“We have had a small pet shop for many years, and de­cided the time was right to build a big mas­sive pet shop be­cause the town needs it; the town’s ex­pand­ing.

“More and more peo­ple were com­ing into the shop and en­quir­ing about more range. It’s just time, be­cause our shop is so lit­tle.”

They will also be team­ing with an­i­mal res­cue or­gan­i­sa­tion SAFE to adopt out cats and dogs.

“We are want­ing to be a proac­tive shop so yes, we will be hav­ing birds and fish and small an­i­mals like rab­bits to sell but we don’t want to pro­mote puppy farm­ing and SAFE is such a big or­gan­i­sa­tion in the area and we would rather re­home the an­i­mals we’ve got rather than sell more,” Ms Holle­mans said. SAFE founder Sue He- dley said she was glad to have sup­port from Pil­bara Plants and Pets.

“I am heart­ened by the ges­ture this lo­cal busi­ness has made to sup­port our cause,” she said.

“It is won­der­ful for the pub­lic to know that they can visit a pet store in Kar­ratha and know that all the cats and dogs are res­cue an­i­mals and that th­ese an­i­mals have not come from ‘back­yard breed­ers’.”

Pic­ture: Louise Alling­ham

Pil­bara Plants and Pets for­merly known as Poin­ciana Nurs­ery.

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