Abandoned animals to benefit from Christmas generosity

Co-op Travel pet food appeal
Co-op Travel pet food appeal

ABANDONED animals will again benefit from a bumper appeal for pet food organised by the Hucknall branch of Co-operative Travel.

The annual initiative started last November and ran throughout Christmas and into the New Year.

Everything donated is in aid of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).

The bulk of the collection was made up of dozens of tins and pouches of dog and cat food, as well as dried food, biscuits and chocolate treats.

But other supporters handed in blankets, toys for dogs, cats and birds, dog beds and feeding bowls.

There was also a collection of unwanted foreign coins and notes that will be exchanged into sterling to support the work of the RSPCA.

The 13th annual appeal run by the High Street travel agency, it has been hailed a success, particularly as it clashed with the economic downturn.

All the food and treats have now been collected by Jo Maddock, who is manager for the RSPCA’s Nottingham and Nottinghamshire branch.

The initiative is run by Wendy McLaren, who is a travel-money adviser at Co-operative Travel.

Jo and Wendy issued a joint thankyou to everyone who donated to the cause.