‘Santa Paws’ appeal launch

Pets at Home, Isle of Wight will be helping raise money for rescue pets at Friends of the Animals on the Island, as part of the annual Santa Paws appeal by Support Adoption For Pets, the UK’s largest grant giving pet charity.

The appeal which runs until Christmas Eve, is raising money to help pay for essential vet bills and care costs over the festive period. Nationally the Summer Fundraiser raised more than £683,000 in May and June.

Amy Wilson, Support Adoption For Pets fundraising manager, said: “Every year we are amazed by the generosity of Pets at Home customers and pet owners, and we are delighted to be able to launch the Santa Paws appeal once again. We hope that people will spare a moment’s thought for those pets who sadly find themselves without a home for Christmas this year. Every donation helps, and giving as little as just 50p can make a huge difference to a rescue pet.”

Darrell Wallace, store manager at Pets at Home Isle of Wight said: “We’re proud and excited to be raising money for Friends of the Animals as part of this year’s Santa Paws appeal, and we hope our customers and the people of the Isle of Wight will get involved and support us with our fundraising. We have ambitious fundraising plans, and every donation will go towards helping a rescue pet in need.”