Dog wash marathon raises hundreds
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.”
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