Pet store springs to aid of charity

Paws for thanks: Springer Rescue representative Hayley Mackenzie and Bella together with store manager Neil Jack.
Paws for thanks: Springer Rescue representative Hayley Mackenzie and Bella together with store manager Neil Jack.
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AN INVERURIE Pet store has succeeded in raising over £400 for a charity dedicated to helping springer spaniels, after asking customers to round up the value of their purchases to the nearest pound as a donation.

Springer Rescue Scotland representative Hayley Mackenzie took along one of her own Springer Spaniels, Bella, as she accepted the cheque for £412.56 from Pets at Home store manager Neil Jack

During the month of December, Pets at Home give run a ‘Santa Paws Appeal’ with a ‘Round to a Pound’ scheme where they asked their customers to round their purchases to the nearest pound with the difference being collected for charity. Customers were also asked to make donations of food and toys.

In the last year alone, Springer Rescue Scotland has rehomed more than 100 Springer Spaniels and Springer Spaniel cross breeds. In addition to Springer Rescue, Willows Animal Sanctuary also benefited from the store’s Santa Paws appeal.

“Locally we have a small group of volunteers and we are always looking for more”, said Hayley. “We will be in-store at PAH in Inverurie periodically during the year and we will also have stands at the Echt Show and the Turriff Show to publicise and fundraise for SRS locally this year.”