Britain’s only discount pet store has pledged to raise £50,000 for veterinary charity PDSA as part of an new partnership that will also see the the retailer benefit from the charity’s animal expertise.

Pet Hut opening
Poundstretcher has announced the opening of its 100th Pet Hut, in Chesterfield.

The Pet Hut, which is part of Poundstretcher, aims to raise the cash over the coming 12 months through a focused fundraising drive in all Pet Hut stores, during which time it will also open its doors to PDSA’s PetCheck programme, to help ensure its customers’ dogs remain happy and healthy.

PDSA PetCheck is a mobile pet wellbeing service that offers free wellbeing checks to dogs and care advice for other pets. Working from the charity’s unique Petcheck vans, skilled veterinary nurses are on hand to check the health of each dog, including their weight, eyes, ears, coat and general fitness.

Further to this, Pet Hut plans to provide information points in all of its stores to offer help and advice to shoppers on how to look after their furry friends.

Ian York, managing director for Poundstretcher and The Pet Hut, said: “This is an exciting partnership for both us at The Pet Hut and for PDSA as, as we grow our business, the more opportunities there will be to raise money for their excellent cause.

“It’s an absolutely brilliant charity and we’re thrilled to be supporting them moving forward. It was great to get involved in the ‘Vet your Clothes’ campaign, in which we collected over 200 bags of clothes to donate to PDSA stores, which go towards raising vital funds for the charity.”

The partnership comes hot on the heels of Poundstretcher announcing it is to open its 100th Pet Hut in Chesterfield – a milestone in a successful year for the discount retailer, which saw 25 store openings in the past nine months alone.

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