National animal charity Support Adoption for Pets is asking people to help it give a special Christmas treat to thousands of animals in need of new homes.
The charity has partnered with Pets at Home and over 350 animal rescue centres across the country, for its annual Santa Paws appeal, which aims to raise awareness of rescue pets during the festive period.
Locally, people can donate to the appeal at Pets at Home stores at Sedlescombe Road North, in St Leonards, and Ravenside at Bexhill.
Running from now until December 24, pet owners and animal lovers will be asked to donate 50p to pay for a pet’s Christmas dinner either at any Pets at Home store or online at www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk
Shoppers will also have the option of buying an extra toy or treat, when they purchase something for their own furry friend, which will be donated to local animal rescues.
Amy Wilson, charity manager at Support Adoption For Pets, said: “As we approach Christmas we want to help raise awareness of the animals who won’t be enjoying a warm fire or the security of a loving forever family and provide them with a Christmas treat.
“For as little as 50p you can provide a needy pet with a Christmas dinner.
“This year we’re very excited to be able to let animal lovers donate a pet Christmas dinner via our website and we hope that everyone will get behind the cause and buy a festive feast for a pet in rescue.”
Support Adoption For Pets has supported over nine hundred animal charities across the UK and Northern Ireland since it was established in 2006. It is the UK’s number one grant giving animal charity.
Over the last eight years Support Adoption For Pets has helped over 1,000 rehoming centres and animal welfare organisations across the UK by awarding grants and running fundraising campaigns with Pets at Home.
In addition to its fundraising work it also runs dedicated adoption centres in more than 386 Pets at Home stores.
To find out more about Support Adoption For Pets or to donate a pet Christmas dinner visit www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk.
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