A NEW charity shop has opened its doors - and it’s great news for abandoned pets in Sheffield.
The RSPCA Emporium on Chesterfield Road, Woodseats, raises funds for the RSPCA Sheffield Animal Centre.
The Sheffield Animal Centre has to raise all its own funds to survive.
The charity, which rehabilitates and rehomes unwanted and cruelly treated animals, costs around £2,000-a-day to run and is completely reliant on the generosity of the people in the Sheffield area.
Sheffield Animal Centre general manager Stella White said: “These are exciting times as we launch a new charity shop in Woodseats, to join our recently opened one at Hillsborough Barracks near Morrisons and our long-standing successful charity shop at Crookes.
“We are now seeking volunteers for our new charity shops.
“Our shops are vitally important because they raise regular income that allows us to develop long-term plans on how to care, feed and rehabilitate our rescued animals, find them new homes and offer an advisory role to the pet owners.
“We could not have done it without the public’s help to stock these new shops and we continue to desperately need that support.”
Stella says Sheffield people have already donated lots of quality items but the charity will continue to need more quality stock to be donated.
Donations can be taken to RSPCA Sheffield Animal Centre, Stadium Way, but collections can be arranged for people with a lot of items. Call area retail manager, Lyndsey Crossland on 0114 289 8050.