RSPCA TEAMS UP WITH PETS AT HOME TO RAISE AWARENESS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY

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The RSPCA has teamed up with Pets at Home stores to raise vital funds to help tackle animal cruelty.

The animal welfare charity’s staff and volunteers from 82 branches and centres across England and Wales are working with Pets at Home to raise money and meet fellow animal lovers at their local stores from 21st-23rd February 2020.

The fundraising weekend is taking place inside Pets at Home stores, offering an opportunity for fellow animal lovers to gain insight into the work of the RSPCA as well as supporting the vital role that branches play in caring for and rehoming animals.

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Chris Sherwood, Chief Executive at the RSPCA, said:

“We are looking forward to teaming up with Pets at Home and hope that throughout the weekend animal lovers will support their local RSPCA branch and the incredible work that they do in caring for pets and rehoming animals in need.

“As a charity, we rely on donations and volunteers to ensure our network of incredible branches and centres can continue to help animals. The RSPCA rescue more than 100,000 animals every year and we wouldn’t be able to do that without the generous donations of our supporters and fellow animal lovers.”

During the weekend, Pets at Home customers will have the opportunity to donate to the RSPCA at the checkout, as well as support local branch activity which helps the animal welfare charity to continue to create a world that is kinder to animals.

Over 400 Pets at Home stores are taking part supporting more than 80 branches, including six in the South West. The activities will include in-store fundraising, donations at the tills to help feed animals in RSPCA care and the sale of RSPCA merchandise. Many of the branches will also be in-store to play games, and even bring along a furry friend or two who is looking for a home.

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The RSPCA has worked with Pets at Home for more than 10 years and a big part of this is the VIP customer loyalty scheme. Every time a customer uses their loyalty card it raises funds for their chosen animal charity. These funds are distributed to charities in the form of vouchers to spend online or in store and the RSPCA receive over £200,000 annually in vouchers providing enrichment toys, bedding, food to animals in RSPCA care.

Amy Wilson, fundraising manager for Support Adoption For Pets, the charity established and supported by Pets at Home, said:

“Pets at Home colleagues are delighted to be able to involve our animal loving customers with raising vital funds and awareness to support the work of the RSPCA. We are proud to be able to support their local branches in a number of ways and hope this dedicated fundraising weekend will be another huge success.”

To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care visit the website or call the donation line on 0300 123 8181.

Pets at Home store RSPCA branch supported
Brislington, Bristol Emersons and Bristol Imperial store RSPCA Bristol and District branch
Newport store RSPCA Isle of Wight
Weston-super-Mare store RSPCA North Somerset branch
Trowbridge store and Chippenham store RSPCA Bath Cats and Dogs Home
Truro store and St Austell store RSPCA Cornwall branch
Exmouth and Exeter Marsh stores RSPCA Little Valley Animal Shelter

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Az-Azi-Zah
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All animals deserve kind treatment whether pets or ones we will then be eating. We feel pain, and fear, and so we have no excuse to give either to any animal if it is at all preventable.

Hope they raise lots of money, AND it is spent wisely on animals care.

Dystopian World
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RSPCA got Double Standards.. They pretending How They Care About Animal Cruelty.. Yet Some Meat Products Got Sticker on Them ‘RSPCA Aprroved’.. That I Call Big Human Hypocrisy.. Care for Some Type of Animals but Supporting to Exploit Others For Human Greed NO Need.. Won’t Be Supporting Them….

Mountain Mike
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Yes, the cognitive dissonance is strong with the RSPCA. Asked for a veggie burger at one of their events a few years ago. I’ve never seen anyone look so surprised.
“Oh, we don’t do those”. Just feels like a social club for middle aged people with dogs and cats, the RSPCA.

Az-Azi-Zah
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Yes there are still organisations who only cater for normal peoples dietary requirements.
Those with weird self imposed limitations of food intake, and those with real medical oddities perhaps should package up their own food at home, rather than moaning as it is ‘they’ who are a pain in the butt to charities, having to cater for every odd whim of the ‘look at me’ people.

Then you can quietly eat your tufu or quorn and save the planet as well as avoid dire disease whilst still allowing all else to enjoy our short lives without guilt or self imposed worry.

Carole
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Good luck RSPCA Isle of Wight, hope you raise lots of money for all the fur babies in care x

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