Pet lovers will be able to help raise vital funds for homeless cats during a nationwide fundraising weekend being held at the end of March.
Retailer Pets at Home has teamed up with the charity Cats Protection for the annual three-day event where shoppers will be able to purchase special edition Simon’s Cat pin badges or make a donation at the tills.
Taking place between Friday 27 and Sunday 29 March, this is the eighth time the event has taken place and over the years it has raised a total of £328,000 for the UK’s unwanted cats.
“We are very grateful for the support of Pets at Home shoppers because the funds raised help us to provide essential food, veterinary care, neutering and rehoming for the thousands of unwanted cats that come through our care each year,” explained Richard Howard, Cats Protection’s Corporate Partnerships Manager.
“I hope kind pet lovers will visit their local store to show their support because every pound donated helps us to guarantee a brighter future for homeless felines.”
The weekend is organised by Support Adoption For Pets (SAFP), the charity established and supported by Pets At Home, and their spokesperson Amy Angus, Charity Manager said: “We’re passionate about supporting good causes wherever possible and Cats Protection is no exception. We’re calling on all of our customers to please get behind us and support this year’s three-day campaign.”
Simon Tofield, creator of Simon’s Cat said, “As a cat lover, the wonderful work of Cats Protection is something I am very enthusiastic about. This is the sixth year we have provided a design for the fundraising weekend and I really hope that people will help to raise lots of money for the continued welfare of our feline friends.”
Simon’s Cat features the hilarious antics of a mischievous white cat and his long-suffering owner Simon. First seen on YouTube in 2008, the series is now a worldwide phenomenon, entertaining audiences in over 100 countries.