Celebration weekend

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PETS at Home Wisbech, celebrating its first birthday, has organised a fundraising weekend to try and raise as much money as possible for a local animal charity.

The store, which has been partnered with Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue since opening a year ago, is inviting the town’s pet lovers to meet and greet representatives from the local organisation this weekend.

Attendees will be able to learn more about the work undertaken by the charity and hopefully donate much-needed funds towards the cause.

Store manager Dominic Baker says: “We always look for ways to get actively involved in the local pet community and support local organisations in raising awareness of responsible pet care in the area.”

Dominic and his team raised more than £1217 for Support Adoption For Pets over the past 12 months. The charity, established and supported by Pets at Home, aims to promote and encourage the re-homing of adoptable pets, support animal welfare charities and encourage responsible pet ownership.

A special party for the area’s pet lovers will also be taking place on Saturday and Sunday as part of the store’s first birthday celebrations.

Dominic says: “The birthday party is our way of saying a big thank you to pet lovers in the area for their support over the past twelve months. It has been a real pleasure welcoming the town’s pets and their owners into our store and we’re looking forward to meeting many more in the future.”

There will be a range of fun activities and free entertainment for families, with a face painter on hand to transform children into anything and everything from beautiful butterflies to crazy cats.

A kids colouring competition will also take place throughout the weekend.

A specially-trained nutrition advisor will be available to provide a free nutrition consultation service for dogs, while local dog and cat owners will be able to learn more about the best flea and worm treatments for their four-legged friends from qualified store team members.

The event is from 10am to 4pm at the Belgrave retail park store off Cromwell Road.