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National charity aims to lend a helping paw to Cornish sanctuaries

By b3n10  |  Posted: August 29, 2014

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Guiness, a rescue dog who has been helped by Support Adoption For Pets

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The UK's largest grant giving animal charity, Support Adoption For Pets, is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for local animal sanctuaries and rehoming centres in Cornwall with the launch of its Summer Fundraising Drive.

Between 6 August and 2 September, Support Adoption For Pets' Summer Fundraising Drive in partnership with Pets at Home store across Cornwall, will be raising money to support local animal welfare organisations including K9 Crusaders, Falmouth & Helston Cats Protection, Screech Owl Sanctuary, Sally's Cat Rescue, Labrador Rescue Trust and Margaret Green Animal Rescue, by asking customers to purchase a £1 raffle ticket for the chance to win a new car, amongst other high value prizes. 

Customers can also choose to take part in a 'Round up to a £1' initiative, whereby they opt to round up the cost of their purchases to the nearest pound, with the difference being donated to the appeal. 

In addition, following the success of a cover version of the Wannadies' "You & Me Song" which features in Pets at Home's "My Pet Moments" ad campaign, the single is now available to download or purchase in store, with all profits going to Support Adoption For Pets. "You & Me" was released on 4th August and is available to download for 79p on iTunes and all good digital retailers, as well as CD versions available from all Pets at Home stores nationally, priced at £1.

Over the last eight years Support Adoption For Pets has fundraised over £10million and helped over 1,000 rehoming centres and animal welfare organisations across the UK by awarding grants and running fundraising campaigns with Pets at Home. In addition to its fundraising work it also runs dedicated adoption centres in more than 375 Pets at Home stores nationwide and has found happy homes for 375,000 abandoned small animals. 

Amy Wilson, charity manager at Support Adoption For Pets, explains: "We have set ourselves our biggest target ever with this fundraising campaign as we're aiming to raise half a million pounds.

"2014 is proving to be a spectacular year, not only has the charity celebrated reaching the £10 million milestone but we're also on track to help even more local animal sanctuaries, charities and welfare organisations through our fundraising and grant giving activity. We're very grateful to customers of Pets at Home in Cornwall, who are always very generous and help to make our fundraising campaigns successful."

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