As the cost of living continues to soar, many pet owners are struggling to afford to feed both themselves and their beloved animals. The Blue Cross is now distributing pet food to local food banks for owners struggling with the cost of living. And consequently they are asking for local residents to donate tins of dog, cat, puppy and kitten food, as well as food for small animals including rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters. The Blue Cross said that donations can be left at the Pets at Home store in Blackpool
The Squires Gate Pets at Home is one of the first stores to in the UK to launch a much needed community collection point.
Lyssa McGowan, Pets at Home chief executive officer, said: ‘As the UK continues to experience a rapid rise in the cost of living, we know that pet owners will do everything they can to ensure their pets don’t miss out, but we also understand that some owners may be facing difficult choices as their finances become stretched. Blue Cross and Pets at Home believe no-one should have to face the difficulty of struggling to feed their beloved pets, and we know that our customers are keen to help out wherever they can. This is why we are joining forces to install pet food donation points across all 450 plus Pets at Home stores in the coming months, working together to make sure no pet goes hungry and to help keep them at home where they belong, with their families.’