Pet store helps Santa Paws smash Xmas meals tar­get

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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 for­

The Santa Paws ap­peal pro­vides meals

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