New pets store launches search for charity partners


PETS at Home is pledging to help more pet charities in Clay Cross as it prepares to open a second store in the Chesterfield area in August.

Store manager Paul Manners is appealing to people to nominate animal organisations or charities they would like to see partnered with the store through Support Adoption For Pets, the charity established and supported by Pets at Home.

The partnerships will help ensure that as many abandoned animals as possible are re-homed into loving environments, where they will be well cared for by their new owners.

Support Adoption For Pets has raised more than £1.65 million in the past 12 months thanks to the fundraising efforts of our store colleagues and customers.

The money has been used to provide financial support to animal welfare charities and local re-homing centres across the UK.

There are dedicated Adoption Centres in more than 300 of Pets at Home’s 319 stores across the UK.

These centres are home to a range of different pets, such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and other small animals, all looking for a second chance of happiness, often due to a change in their owner’s circumstances.

The charity helped more than 450 re-homing centres and animal welfare organisations in the UK during 2011.

Pets at Home Clay Cross hopes to be partnered with organisations in time for the grand opening.

Paul and his team are asking people to get in touch to help find those charities that really make a difference to the welfare of pets and animals in and around Clay Cross.

He says: “We want to be at the heart of the pet community, supporting local charities and helping them to continue their good work, whether through in store events, fundraising or donations.

“We’d love to hear from any pet welfare organisations and re-homing centres in the area so we can talk to them about our Support Adoption For Pets charity and how we can help their organisation.”

Anyone with information on a local animal charity or organisation should contact Pets at Home via email on supportadoptionforpets@petsathome.comstating ‘Clay Cross’ in the subject box, or alternatively through Support Adoption For Pets charity manager, Amy Wilson, on 0161 486 3774.

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