Animal lovers in Altrincham are being encouraged to help rescue centres and pets in desperate need amid the coronavirus crisis this summer.
Through both online fundraising and in-store donations in Pets At Home, pet lovers in Altrincham are being urged, along with others across the UK, to make a positive difference and donate what they can to help pet rescue centres on the brink of closure and in dire need of financial support.
Support Adoption For Pets, the UK’s largest grant giving animal charity, has launched the nationwide ‘Save our Rescue Centres’ summer fundraising initiative, which will see pet rescue centres across the UK benefit from vital funds donated either online or in-store.
From Monday 8 June to Sunday 5 July, customers at Pets at Home Altrincham will be able to donate to help feed and care for rescue pets at Cats Protection Trafford. Customers will be encouraged to include a donation of as little as 50p to Cats Protection Trafford when paying at the till, with 100% of all donations going straight to the chosen rescue.
Although many rescue centres across the UK are not currently able to rehome pets or host fundraising events as they normally would due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the pets in their care still need looking after – and with many facing the devastating prospect of closure in light of the pandemic, they need the public’s help to do this now more than ever.
Donations can be made either in store or online via the Support Adoption For Pets website.
Amy Wilson, Fundraising Manager for Support Adoption For Pets, said: “The ‘Save our Rescue Centres’ appeal is all about rescuing the rescues themselves; raising vital funds for them and the pets in their care, so that they are able to keep going until they can open, rehome pets, and fundraise as normal.
“The message is simple – these pets cannot feed themselves. If you’re out shopping for pet essentials, just remember that even a 50p donation can help support a rescue pet with essentials like health checks, food and shelter.
“Every year, we are completely overwhelmed by the hard work and enthusiasm of Pets at Home stores as well as the generosity of its customers – and we thank them again for their support during these difficult times. We are urging people to give what they can in support of a rescue centre near them.”
Bernadette Kelly, store manager at Pets at Home Altrincham, said: “We’re determined to raise as much money as we can for Cats Protection Trafford during these challenging times, and hope that the people of Altrincham will donate what they can, either while shopping with us in store or online.”
Support Adoption For Pets is a charity established by Pets at Home in 2006. Since then it has helped more than 1,000 rehoming centres and animal welfare organisations across the UK. In addition to its fundraising work, it also runs dedicated adoption centres in Pets at Home stores.
For more information, and to make a donation, please visit: https://www.