Animal charity shop's appeal to help sick and injured pets
Volunteers at a charity shop are urging animal lovers to have a clear-out and donate any unwanted items to help sick and injured pets.
The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) shop, in Yoden Way, Peterlee particularly needs clothing, ornaments and toys.
Shop manager Susan Curry said: “If your wardrobe is bulging with unworn clothes or your shelves full of books you never read, why not have a clear-out this weekend and donate your unwanted items to us?
"As well as de-cluttering their home, people will be helping raise money for sick and injured pets across the UK.”
She added: “We’re appealing for all types of items, especially ladies tops, handbags and shoes which are popular with our customers. We also need home furnishings such as ornaments and vases, as well as good quality men’s and children’s clothes."
The PDSA is the UK’s largest veterinary charity, providing 2.7 million veterinary treatments every year nationwide, and Susan added: “The coronavirus pandemic continues to have a massive impact on our fundraising activities and we are seeing a huge drop in income for the charity.
"We are really pleased to be welcoming customers back through our doors to help raise vital funds for pets in need and are following the strictest safety measures to keep customers, people making donations, and staff safe.”
Donations can be taken to the shop from Monday to Saturday between 9am-5pm.
For more information, call Susan or Tracy on (0191) 5184065 and for more information about PDSA go to www.pdsa.org.uk.