Staff at a pet store in Burton has raised more than £1,000 to help homeless animals across the town.
The Pets at Home store team worked tirelessly for a month to raise £1,068.34 for animal rescues in and around Burton, as part of an initiative being run by an independent local charity, Support Adoption for Pets.
The store was joined by local animal charity Impawtant pups to help with the fund-raising efforts for a well worthy cause.
Customers were asked to purchase a “scratch and match” card in the Burton store, giving them the chance to win one of 200,000 prizes by donating £1 to the charity.
Store manager Stephen Spiers 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 go towards helping these charities to keep abandoned pets healthy and happy until they find a permanent home.”
Pets at Home stores around the country thrived on the challenge of raising as much money as possible, raising more than £400,000 nationally as a company with more than 400 stores taking part across the country. The total raised will now go towards pet rescue and welfare centres across the country.
Half of the money raised will be donated to pet rescues in Burton, which are working hard to rescue and rehome abandoned pets. The other half will go to the Support Adoption for Pets grant funding programme which allows charities to apply for additional funding to support their work.