Pets at Home Foundation launches its biggest ever Christmas fundraiser to help rescue pets

Pets at Home Foundation has launched its annual festive fundraising initiative this week as it aims to raise £2.2million to support rescue pets across the country.

The charity, founded by pet care specialists Pets at Home, has announced its biggest ever target following the revelation earlier this month that more than 1.1million UK pets are currently without a home in the UK.*

Now in its eighth year, the Christmas fundraiser asks animal lovers to support its campaign by donating as little as £1 to help feed a rescue pet this festive season.

Just £1.50 provides breakfast, lunch and dinner for a pet in need, while £2.50 allows five Christmas dinners to be served up.

Donations can be made in any Pets at Home store, Groom Room salons and selected Vet4Pets practices between now and Christmas Eve, or online on the Pets at Home Foundation website here: www.petsathomefoundation.co.uk/santa-paws-2021/

Amy Wilson, fundraising manager at Pets at Home Foundation, said: “We hope our Christmas fundraiser will be our biggest ever and it is so important in helping us to support the UK’s rescue pets. Last year we managed to raise £2million which was incredible, and in 2021 we want to take that even further. We’re always amazed by the level of support we get and I’m sure this year will be no different.

“As much as there are millions of pets in loving homes this Christmas, there are also many who are looking for one and, what’s more, the needs of those different pets is becoming more and more complex. The rescue centre teams do a fantastic job in looking after those pets but they can’t do that without our help. Please, give what you can and help us to give them the Christmas they deserve.”

Pets at Home Foundation is the biggest supporter of rescue centres in the UK, with a mission to create a better world for pets and the people who love them. As well as providing grants to rescue centres, it also offers funding to charities who ensure pets can remain with their owners, and those that change the lives of adults and children through the provision of animal-based activities.

For more information on the charity, and details on how to support or apply for a grant, visit: https://www.petsathomefoundation.co.uk/