Pet owners in the North-east have shown their generosity by donating almost £7,000 to help an animal rescue charity.
The Pets At Home store in Aberdeen encouraged customers to donate 50p when they made a purchase to help support the Scottish SPCA branch based in Aberdeenshire, and Support Adoption For Pets – a charity created by the firm in 2006 which supports more than 1,000 rehoming centres across the UK.
Fundraising for the appeal took place at 440 stores in the UK, and has funded three million dinners for animals that were without homes at the end of the year – surpassing the company’s original target of providing 2.4 million meals for the rescued pets.
The donations to the Granite City store, which were collected throughout December and totalled £6,991, helped provide 13,982 dinners for homeless local animals.
Amy Wilson, fundraising manager for Support Adoption For Pets, said: “It’s amazing to see that so many people were able to come together by donating a dinner for those pets without a loving forever home.
“We would like to thank the residents of Aberdeen who made a donation.
“Their help has brought cheer and love into the lives of pets who need it most.”