Independent pet shop Not Just Pets in Frome is holding an Open Day on Saturday 28th April to mark National Pet Month. This will be a fun family day with fundraising for two local charities, South West GSD Rescue and Speringcourt Animal Rescue. Cats Protection will also be there with their fabulous stall of goodies for sale.
Speringcourt Animal Rescue will be attending with various birds of prey and there will also be reptile handling, small animal handling and a "Creepy Corner" (a chance for customers to conquer their fear of bugs).
Pet photographer James Bartholomew is offering a pet photo shoot for just £5 on the day. James has experience of photographing all kinds of animals.
Donna from the Puppy Academy in Frome will be on hand with some of the local dogs she has been training to give a display and answer any questions.
There will also be a raffle and various guessing competitions and all the staff will be in fancy dress. This will be a fun-filled family day and Not Just Pets encourages the people of Frome to come along and join the fun, whether they own a pet or not.
In past years, the event at Frome has always been very well attended and lots of money has been raised for local charities. The day will also be an educational one: National Pet Month aims to promote responsible pet ownership and as this is also part of the Not Just Pets ethos, staff will be on hand to answer questions and allow customers to get up close and personal with many of the animals in the store.
During National Pet Month, which runs from 1st April to 7th May, the Not Just Pets Bath store is also taking part, with a promotion of 20% off all Beco Pet products from 3rd April until their open day on Saturday 7th April. Beco Pet products are an eco friendly and ethical company. Kelly from Beco Pets will be a special guest in the Bath store and will be offering nutritional advice as well as information about Beco Pet products.
The open day in Bath will also be raising funds for local animal charities, Bath Bunny and Guinea Pig Rescue and Bath Cats and Dogs Home. Not Just Pets is collecting items for these two local Bath based animal charities and customers can also donate money that will go direct to the charities.
The Not Just Pets Animal Charity Food Bank will accept food, bedding, toys and treats for cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs. Bella and Bob from Bath Cats and Dogs will be collecting on the day and Michelle and her helpers from Bath Bunny Rescue will be on hand with some animals looking for their furever home. There will also be animal handling, a raffle, product samples and special offers.
National Pet Month (NPM) seeks to promote responsible pet ownership and raise valuable funds for animal charities across the UK by encouraging people to hold events just like Not Just Pets. The celebrations run from 1st April to 7th May 2018 and Not Just Pets will be promoting the National Pet Month Top Ten Tips for looking after pets.
Michael Bellingham, chairman of NPM, said: “We’re delighted that Not Just Pets is holding such great events to celebrate our relationship with our pets. They give so much to us – in return we need to look after them responsibly to keep them healthy and happy – follow our Top Ten Tips! The event is also raising funds for Bath Cats and Dogs Home and Bath Bunny and Guinea pig Rescue. We hope everybody involved has a great time in the process.”
Others looking to get involved with National Pet Month or register an event of their own should visit www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk.
For further information about the Not Just Pets Frome Open Day, contact:
Not Just Pets, Frome
Irongates, 9 King Street
Frome BA11 1BH
Tel: 01373 462068
For further information on the Bath Not Just Pets Animal Charity Drive or Open Day contact:
Not Just Pets
10 St James Parade
Tel: 01225 461461