Pet shops in Banburyshire are doing their bit to help feed hungry animals over the Christmas period.
The Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary has run its Give a Homeless Pet a Dinner at Christmas campaign every year for about 20 years. This year it was kicked off by Crofts Pet Foods Ltd in Broad Street which donated a whole pallet of bedding and a tonne of food.
Oliver Sampson, store manager at Crofts, said: “We had a lot of stock that we could give away which included mixed dry and wet food, blankets, bedding and other things. We were happy to help the charity, especially at Christmas.”
People can drop off food until Christmas Eve and other businesses acting as collection points include Hunt Bespoke Kitchens in Bloxham, Hook Norton Vets, Bodicote Post Office, Pop Around Sue’s in King’s Sutton and Mansion Hill Vets in Middleton Cheney .
Paul Bennett, campaign organiser, said: “These collections have a vital role to play in our shelter as they substantially reduce food bills which is one of the major costs faced by any animal welfare group.
“As a direct result, small independent animal welfare groups such as The Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary can help more animals in need and money is then available for other important things such as veterinary bills and medication.”
To find out more visit http://www.oxfordshireanimalsanctuary.org.uk/