Pet store helps Santa Paws smash Xmas meals target
STAFF at Burscough’s Pets At Home helped raise £1,704,362 for the Support Adoption For Pets annual Santa Paws appeal.
Since the fundraiser launched on November 23, staff and customers at Pets At Home Burscough helped raise enough money to provide 3,317,317 dinners for homeless animals at Christmas.
Throughout the appeal, customers shopping in Burscough, and more than 440 Pets At Home stores around the UK, could donate 50p toward a meal for animals in rescue centres.
Store manager Sarah Yould said: “What a fantastic result. We had so much fun raising money and are so grateful to all of our generous customers for taking part and donating much needed funds.
“It’s great to know that this money will also go towards helping these charities to keep abandoned pets healthy and happy until they find a permanent home.”
The Santa Paws appeal, which began on Black Friday and ran until Christmas Eve, set a new target to raise enough money to provide three million meals.
Support Adoption For Pets fundraising manager Amy Wilson said: “This year we set an ambitious target to help raise enough money to feed more homeless pets than ever before.
“When we found out that we had reached this goal we were amazed and grateful to everyone who joined us on our mission to help make this the most special Christmas for pets in rescue centres across the UK.”
Support Adoption For Pets is a charity established by Pets at Home in 2006.
Every year it helps more than 1,000 rehoming centres and pet rescue organisations across the UK through grant funding and support.
In addition to its fundraising work, it also runs adoption centres in Pets at Home stores.
To find out more or to support the charity, visit www.supportadoption forpets.co.uk