Pet-food collectors purring with pride

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THE ORGANISERS of an annual pet-food collection in Hucknall are purring with pride after it broke all previous records.

The initiative at Co-operative Travel on High Street has been running for the last 16 years.

It is aimed at collecting food and pet accessories to benefit abandoned animals that come into the care of the RSPCA.

Now Wendy McLaren, who arranges the collection, says this winter’s renewal has been the best yet.

More than £400 worth of food was collected from generous donors, with the nearby Thomas Bond optician’s store contributing £50.

Other items included dog bowls, blankets, toys, dog coats and collars. The appeal was boosted by a collection of foreign currency.

Wendy, who is a travel-money adviser at Co-op Travel, said: “I was delighted with how things went.

“A big thankyou goes to everyone who gave their support. We are overwhelmed by the generosity.”

n OUR PHOTO shows Wendy (left) handing over all the pet food and other items to Katy Woolley, of the RSPCA — DISPIC NHUD12-0257-1.