TO HELP make sure no pet is forgotten this Christmas, a ‘Santa Paws’ appeal has launched to raise funds for pets spending Christmas in a Wrexham rescue centre.

Over the festive period, Pets at Home Wrexham will be taking part in the nationwide fundraiser to help raise money for rescue pets at Cats Protection Wrexham Adoption Centre.

The appeal, which launches on November 22 and runs until Christmas Eve, is raising money to help pay for essential vet bills and care costs over the festive period.

The store team in Pets at Home Wrexham will be raising money for Cats Protection Wrexham Adoption Centre, along with other Pets At Home stores across the UK, which will be raising funds for other local rescue centres.

The Santa Paws appeal marks the final fundraising event of 2019 for Support Adoption For Pets, which launched its Charity of the Year program earlier this year.

Over the course of the year, rescue centres across the UK have been building close relationships with their local Pets at Home stores, working together to raise vital funds for the rescues, kicking off with a Summer Fundraiser, which raised more than £683,000 in May and June.

The Charity of the Year program has provided a unique opportunity for rescues to raise awareness of their work in the local community, with the Santa Paws appeal offering one final fundraising drive during the festive season.

The team at Pets at Home Wrexham will be giving customers the opportunity to support the Santa Paws appeal by simply donating at store tills from 22 November.

Tom Bawden, store manager at Pets at Home Wrexham, said: “We’re proud and excited to be raising money for Cats Protection Wrexham Adoption Centre as part of this year’s Santa Paws appeal, and we hope our customers and the people of Wrexham will get involved and support us with our fundraising.

“We have ambitious fundraising plans, and every donation will go towards helping a rescue pet in need.”

In 2006 Pets at Home established the charity Support Adoption For Pets. Since then it has helped more than 1,000 rehoming centres and animal welfare organisations across the UK. In addition to its fundraising, it also runs dedicated adoption centres in Pets at Home stores.

To find out more about Support Adoption For Pets or to support the charity visit