Dog wash marathon raises hun­dreds

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THE Groom Room at Pets At Home in Burscough has raised £300 for aban­doned and un­wanted pets, in an at­tempt to break a world record and raise money for a worth­while cause, Sup­port Adop­tion For Pets, in the process.

Burscough’s Groom Room, along with 84 other sa­lons in North­ern Eng­land and Scot­land, com­peted to beat the cur­rent Guin­ness World Record of 5,000 dogs washed in a 12-hour pe­riod across mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions.

With help from 60 lo­cal dogs in Burscough, over­all the Groom Room salon teams washed 5,468 dogs in 12 hours, col­lec­tively rais­ing more than £32,000 and suc­cess­fully scrub­bing away the cur­rent record.

The Groom Room is now await­ing of­fi­cial con­fir­ma­tion from Guin­ness that the world record has been bro­ken.

Ge­orgina Latham, salon man­ager at Burscough’s Groom Room, said: “Our salon team re­ally rolled up their sleeves to wash lots of dogs and raise some valu­able funds in the process.

“The in-store Vet­s4Pets prac­tice also helped us fundraise on the day for Sup­port Adop­tion For Pets, in ad­di­tion to of­fer­ing free weight and mi­crochip checks for pets.”

To find your near­est Groom Room salon, visit­sath­ shop/en/pets/in-store­ser­vices/new-groom­room/groom-room­lo­ca­tions

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