Pets prove popular

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Cheltenham has proven that they’re a town of pet lovers, after colleagues in Pets At Home stores in the area helped to raise £6,877 for the annual Support Adoption For Pets ‘Santa Paws’ appeal.

Pets At Home in Cheltenham and Cheltenham Golden Valley raised enough money to provide 13,756 dinners for homeless pets in and Support Adoption For Pets. Throughout December, customers shopping in more than 440 Pets At Home stores including, Pets At Home Cheltenham, were encouraged to donate 50p to help provide a Christmas dinner for pets spending Christmas in a rescue centre.

The annual ‘Santa Paws’ fundraising appeal, set out to raise enough money to fund a record-breaking 2.4million Christmas dinners for abandoned pets over the holidays, and successfully surpassed this target reaching almost 3 million dinners. Support Adoption For Pets Fundraising Manager, Amy Wilson said: “It’s amazing to see that so many people were able to come together and make Christmas special by donating a dinner for those pets without a loving forever home. We would like to thank the residents of Cheltenham who made a donation. Their help has brought Christmas cheer and love into the lives of pets who need it most.”

Support Adoption For Pets is a charity established by Pets at Home in 2006. Every year it helps more than 1,000 re-homing 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.

To find out more about Support Adoption For Pets or to support the charity please visit