THE RSPCA is working with Pets at Home to raise money for the charity and to meet fellow animal lovers across the UK.

Bolton’s Pets at Home store will be taking part in the push today, tomorrow and Sunday.

The fundraising weekend is taking place inside Pets at Home stores, offering an opportunity for people to gain insight into the work of the RSPCA as well as supporting the vital role that branches play.

Chris Sherwood, chief executive at the RSPCA, said: “We are looking forward to teaming up with Pets at Home and hope that throughout the weekend animal lovers will support their local RSPCA branch.”

“As a charity, we rely on donations and volunteers to ensure our network of incredible branches and centres can continue to help animals. The RSPCA rescue more than 100,000 animals every year and we wouldn’t be able to do that without the generous donations of our supporters and fellow animal lovers.”

During the weekend, Pets at Home customers will have the opportunity to donate to the RSPCA at the checkout, as well as support local branch activity.

Over 400 Pets at Home stores are taking part, supporting more than 80 branches. The activities will include in-store fundraising, donations at the tills to help feed animals in RSPCA care and the sale of RSPCA merchandise.