MP Steve Barclay to officially open an animal rescue fund-raising shop near Wisbech on Saturday

Stephen Barclay

Stephen Barclay - Credit: Archant

Pre loved bargains galore will be at a new shop opening near Wisbech that is raising funds to help pay for vets bills for animals at a rescue centre.

Outside the new Ravenswood Pet Rescue shop at Bambers Garden Centre, Walsoken, near Wisbech

Outside the new Ravenswood Pet Rescue shop at Bambers Garden Centre, Walsoken, near Wisbech - Credit: Archant

MP Steve Barclay will be officially opening the Ravenswood Pet Rescue shop on Saturday at its unit within Bambers Garden Centre on the outskirts of Wisbech.

The self funded independent rescue was set up by Fenland District Council’s dog warden Caroline Trigg five years ago when she saw all the loving dogs who were being destroyed after being unclaimed from council pounds.

The organisation is now a resounding success story where foster carers take animals in on a temporary basis until they find their forever homes.

Ms Trigg said: “The shop will make a massive difference to us as it will help bring in much needed funds to help pay for our growing vets bills.

Plenty of books to choose from at the new Ravenswood Pet Rescue shop

Plenty of books to choose from at the new Ravenswood Pet Rescue shop - Credit: Archant


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“We have had some incredibly generous donations from local animal lovers. We are very grateful for their support and also that of our volunteers who have helped to get the shop ready for the big launch.”

The shop will hopefully be open for four days a week, depending on how many volunteers can keep the store manned.

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Within the store will be a board of the dogs currently available for adoption.

“We are always looking for more volunteers, either to staff the shop, help sort out donations, foster dogs or collect donated items,” Ms Trigg said.

Plenty of pre-loved clothes to choose from at the new Ravenswood Pet Rescue shop

Plenty of pre-loved clothes to choose from at the new Ravenswood Pet Rescue shop - Credit: Archant

Collection points for goods are in March, Wisbech or Chatteris. Items can be collected - including large furniture items.

If you would like to get involved call the non profit making organisation on 0844-555-5987 or get in contact via their Facebook page.

The shop’s first day launch is within its new unit at Bambers in Lynn Road, Walsoken from 10-4 on Saturday February 7.

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