Rotherham pet charity branching out

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Pet charity Rain Rescue is expanding with a second shop opening in South Yorkshire.

The organisation, which rescues abandoned dogs and cats and helps to find them new homes, currently has a shop on Northern Avenue, Arbourthorne, Sheffield.

A week tomorrow, the Rotherham-based charity will be launching its second branch at 90 Flanderwell Lane, Sunnyside, Rotherham.

Louise Gadsby, for the charity, said: “Please come along to the opening and bring some items for us to sell, browse in the shop and tell all your friends.”

Rain Rescue has been running since 2002 and has saved thousands of animals.

Louise said: “This year alone, this small rescue group has saved more than 220 dogs from local stray kennels and many homeless cats and kittens saved off the street, car parks or canals.

“The charity always needs donations to keep it alive.

“Donations of money and items to sell in the shop are always desperately needed to pay the many bills as it costs about £2,500 per week to save this volume of pets.”