It’s official, Plymouth is mad about pets!

Pet lovers in Plymouth have shown just how barking mad they are about their pets as they helped raise over £830, for local pet rescue, Gables Farm Dogs and Cats Home.

Running from 6th June - 3rd July, a nationwide fundraising event was launched by Support Adoption For Pets, in conjunction with Pets At Home, with the aim to raise £550,000 to award to pet rescues across the UK. The community of Plymouth helped smash that target and push it to a whopping £575,464 to help pets in need this summer.

To raise funds, customers purchased £1 scratch cards in Pets At Home stores to be in with the chance of winning over 175,000 prizes including 50K 4inch HD TVs, Amazon Echo Dots, National Trust memberships and Love2Shop vouchers as well as making donations directly in store.

Amy Wilson, Fundraising Manager at Support Adoption For Pets commented: “We are so delighted to see that the nation has come together to raise such an impressive amount for pets in need. The Pets At Home store teams are a real inspiration and their hard work will go towards helping fund some fantastic re-homing centres that will change the lives of pets in need.”

Pets At Home Store Manager Simon Wood said, “We’re thrilled to have raised £832.53 for Gables Farm Dogs and Cats Home. The team thoroughly enjoyed working together to raise as much money as possible and we can’t wait to see the impact that our support has to help find loving homes for pets in Plymouth.”

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 animal welfare organisations across the UK. In addition to its fundraising work, it also runs dedicated adoption centres in more than 440 Pets at Home stores.

For more information visit www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk