Animal rescue fund-raising

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PET shop staff are holding an Easter fund-raising drive.

Pets at Home teams at its Sunderland and Washington stores will be busy running fun activities to raise awareness and funds for deserving North East animal charities until April 13.

A spokesman said: “Our nationwide fund-raising drives have become a permanent fixture in our calendar, as they give us the chance to increase awareness of pet adoption and raise money for local animal rescues at the same time.

“We’ll be holding a number of activities for customers and there are some great prizes to be won.”

Raffle tickets will be on sale for £1, with prizes such as free pet food for a year, gift vouchers, an Apple iPad2, an iPod shuffle, a Biorb Flow 30ltr Aquarium and a free grooming session for your dog.