The RSPCA has opened a new charity shop in Burton, which has proved to be a success in its first six weeks.

Manager, Alex Fortaine-Grice, from Netherseal, runs a team of around 12 volunteers at the store in High Street, and has her own personal reason for starting work for the charity.

Earlier this year, Mrs Fortaine-Grice lost her beloved pooch Mr Mac to cancer; he was only four years old.

She said: "I decided I wanted to work for the RSPCA after I lost my great Dane.

Old Burton Mail newspapers given a new lease of life for furry friends at the RSPCA in Stretton

"He had Wobbler Syndrome and we took him on Supervet to see what he could do.

"I nursed him for 18 months, spending every single day with him. But then we found out that he had tumours in his bladder and we lost him.

"I was devastated. I couldn't sit around the house without him."

The store offers all sorts of treasures such as clothes, vintage items and furniture at a bargain price for shoppers in Burton.

The store recently opened in High Street

The store is run by the Hillfield Animal Home in Stretton, and all proceeds go to the RSPCA to help care for poorly, mistreated or abandoned animals.

Mrs Fortaine-Grice said: "The first six weeks have been really good. It's been really busy, but we've been given a lot of support.

"I think I was unsure how busy we would be.

"We get a lot of donations, but we get through them all so quickly! If anyone has anything to donate it would be gratefully accepted, and we can organise collections if this is easier as well."

The store is open Monday to Saturday from 9am until 5pm in the High Street. Mrs Fortaine-Grice is looking for more volunteers to help out at the shop, and anyone is welcome to give a helping hand.