RSPCA fundraising in Pets at Home stores
The RSPCA has teamed up with Pets at Home stores to raise vital funds to help tackle animal cruelty. The animal welfare charity’s staff and volunteers from 82 branches and centres across England and Wales are working with Pets at Home to raise money and meet fellow animal lovers at their local stores from 21-23 February 2020.
The fundraising weekend offers an opportunity for fellow animal lovers to gain insight into the work of the RSPCA. As well as supporting the vital role that branches play in caring for and rehoming animals.
Chris Sherwood, chief executive at the RSPCA, said:
“We are looking forward to teaming up with Pets at Home and hope that throughout the weekend animal lovers will support their local RSPCA branch and the incredible work that they do in caring for pets and rehoming animals in need.
“As a charity, we rely on donations and volunteers to ensure our network of incredible branches and centres can continue to help animals. The RSPCA rescue more than 100,000 animals every year and we wouldn’t be able to do that without the generous donations of our supporters and fellow animal lovers.”
Donations, games and animals looking for a forever home
During the weekend, Pets at Home customers will have the opportunity to donate to the RSPCA at the checkout. As well as support local branch activity which helps the animal welfare charity to continue to create a world that is kinder to animals.
Over 400 Pets at Home stores are taking part supporting more than 80 branches, including Milton Keynes, Bletchley and Dunstable. Many of the RSPCA branches will also be in-store to play games, and may bring along a furry friend or two who is looking for a home.
The RSPCA has worked with Pets at Home for more than 10 years and a big part of this is the VIP customer loyalty scheme. Every time a customer uses their loyalty card it raises funds for their chosen animal charity.
These funds are distributed to charities in the form of vouchers to spend online or in store. The RSPCA receives over £200,000 annually in vouchers providing enrichment toys, bedding, food to animals in RSPCA care.
Amy Wilson, fundraising manager for Support Adoption For Pets, the charity established and supported by Pets at Home, said:
“Pets at Home colleagues are delighted to be able to involve our animal loving customers with raising vital funds and awareness to support the work of the RSPCA. We are proud to be able to support their local branches in a number of ways and hope this dedicated fundraising weekend will be another huge success.”
To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit its website or call its donation line on 0300 123 8181.