Animal charity’s joy at £5,000 donation

Pets at Home assistant manager Adam Jones and Kathy Pate from Prevent Unwanted Pets, with Toffee the rabbit.
Pets at Home assistant manager Adam Jones and Kathy Pate from Prevent Unwanted Pets, with Toffee the rabbit.
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Staff at an animal charity are celebrating after receiving a much needed cash boost from a pet shop.

The Fylde coast branch of Prevent Unwanted Pets received a £5,000 donation from Pets At Home, at its store on Squires Gate retail park yesterday afternoon.

The donation has been collected for the charity as part of the chain’s Support Adoption For Pets campaign and will be used to help with ongoing neutering costs and kennel fees.

Kathy Pate, who runs the charity’s branch at Buttermere Avenue, Fleetwood, with her husband Andrew, said: “It’s wonderful and it helps us a great deal.

“Our main funding comes from store and supermarket collections and we don’t usually get many donations of this magnitude, we’re very grateful.”

The charity helps more than 300 animals a year, 
mainly offering support for pets whose owners are on benefits or in low income jobs.

Support Adoption For Pets has raised more than £1.65m in the past 12 months for more than 450 re-homing centres and animal welfare organisations in the UK.

Adam Jones, assistant manager at Pets At Home, said: “We like to support local re-homing charities that have links to our Support Adoption scheme.”

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