STAFF in Pets At Home stores helped to raise £8,186 for the annual Support Adoption For Pets Santa Paws appeal.

Pets At Home in Hove raised £8,186 for homeless pets which will be split equally between Brighton Greyhound Owners Association Greyhound Trust and Support Adoption For Pets.

Throughout December, customers shopping in more than 440 Pets At Home stores including, Pets At Home Hove, were encouraged to donate 50p to help provide a Christmas dinner for pets spending Christmas in a rescue centre.

The annual Santa Paws fundraising appeal, set out to raise enough money to fund a record-breaking 2.4million Christmas dinners for abandoned pets over the holidays, and successfully surpassed this target reaching almost three million dinners.

Support Adoption For Pets Fundraising Manager, Amy Wilson said: “It’s amazing to see that so many people were able to come together and make Christmas special by donating a dinner for those pets without a loving forever home.

“We would like to thank the residents of Hove who made a donation.

“Their help has brought Christmas cheer and love into the lives of pets who need it most.”

Support Adoption For Pets is a charity established by Pets at Home in 2006.

Every year it helps more than 1,000 rehoming centres and pet rescue organisations across the UK through grant funding and support.

In addition to its fundraising work, it also runs dedicated adoption centres in more than 440 Pets at Home stores.

It is the number one financial supporter of pet rescue centres in the UK and gives abandoned pets a second chance at happiness.

Through the charity’s close relationship with Pets at Home, it offers unique support to hundreds of pet rehoming centres in the UK, including local fundraising and stock donations.

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