The annual Santa Paws appeal has launched to help feed Scottish pets spending Christmas in a rescue centre.
Over the festive period, Pets at Home Glasgow, Glasgow Pollokshaws, Bishopbriggs, and Abbotsinch will be taking part in a nationwide fundraiser to help raise money for rescue pets as part of the Support Adoption For Pets annual Santa Paws appeal.
The appeal runs until 24 December and is aiming to raise enough money to fund 3 million dinners for abandoned pets over Christmas.
The store team at both Pets at Home Glasgow and Bishopbriggs will be raising money for Cats Protection Glasgow Branch, Pets at Home Glasgow Pollokshaws will be raising money for the Support Adoption for Pets charity, while Abbotsinch are partnering with Animal Support and Rescue, along with over 440 other Pets At Home stores across the country, who will also be raising funds for their local rescue centres.
The various teams across Glasgow will be giving Pets At Home customers the opportunity to support the Santa Paws appeal throughout December, by simply donating 50p (enough to fund one Christmas dinner for a rescue pet) at the till point. Pet lovers can also donate £3 by texting BOWL01 to 70070, or an amount of their choice online at www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk/santapaws.
Support Adoption For Pets fundraising manager Amy Wilson said: ‘Every year we are amazed by the generosity of the nation and so we are delighted to announce that we’re launching the Santa Paws appeal once again.
‘It is our mission to ensure that no pet in a rescue centre goes without a Christmas dinner, and we hope that people will spare a moment’s thought when Christmas shopping for their own beloved pets this year and make a donation to those pets less fortunate than their own.’
Support Adoption For Pets is a charity established by Pets at Home in 2006. Since then it has helped over 1,000 rehoming centres and pet rescue organisations across the UK through grant funding and support. In addition to its fundraising work, it also runs dedicated adoption centres in over 440 Pets at Home stores.