Staff and volunteers from 82 RSPCA branches and centres across England and Wales are working with more than 400 Pets at Home stores to raise money at their local stores from Friday to Sunday this week (February 21-23).
The fundraising weekend will take 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.
Activities will include in-store fundraising, the opportunity to donate at the tills and the sale of RSPCA merchandise.
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.”
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 and food to animals in RSPCA care.