Appeal for pet food

A SPECIAL appeal to make sure our four legged friends don't go hungry this Christmas has been launched. For the fourth year running, the North Somerset Times has teamed up with Mucky Pups of Clevedon to support its annual Christmas pet food appeal for Bri

A SPECIAL appeal to make sure our four legged friends don't go hungry this Christmas has been launched.For the fourth year running, the North Somerset Times has teamed up with Mucky Pups of Clevedon to support its annual Christmas pet food appeal for Bristol Cats and Dogs Home.Last year the appeal sparked a massive response from pet lovers across North Somerset, with people dropping off hundreds of tins and packets of food as well as other animal related items.Owner of Mucky Pups, Samantha Baker, said: "We were absolutely amazed at the response from last year's appeal."It was wonderful that so many people took the time and trouble to think of our four legged friends at Christmas."The dogs' home is extremely short of food this year so the more we get the better their Christmas and New Year will be."Four tins of own brand or value dog food or a small sack of dry food is just as good as one tin of superior or luxury food which can be too rich for some of the dogs in the kennels."The staff at the dogs' home were so grateful for the donations of food and other items as over Christmas they are inundated with abandoned and unwanted pets and every penny or morsel of food counts, with supplies dwindling very quickly."Mrs Baker says she hopes to beat last year's fantastic response in 2007."We are hoping people will again take time to pick up an extra tin or two this Christmas. And it's not just food the dog and cats' home needs, it is things like bowls, leads, blankets, pet carriers and beds."Anyone wanting to donate food or other items can drop them off at Mucky Pups, 108 Old Church Road, Clevedon, where a special collection box will be provided.Money to buy food can also be dropped off at Mucky Pups.Anyone unable to get to Mucky Pups can also drop off at Heritage Estate Agents in Yatton, Nailsea, Portishead and Pill or at a collection point, which will be signposted at Moor Park, by Yeo Moor School, Clevedon.The appeal will run from Saturday until January 1, 2008. For more information about the appeal, please contact the North Somerset Times on 01934 422656 or Mucky Pups on 01275 872268.


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