RESIDENTS of Bradford are being encouraged to help rescue pets in need this year through fundraising initiatives at their local Pets At Home store.

Support Adoption For Pets, the UK’s largest grant giving animal charity, has launched its brand new Charity of the Year initiative, which sees rescue centres across the UK building relationships with local Pets at Home stores, to work together in raising vital funds for the rescues.

Pets at Home Bradford will be raising money for RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford and will kickstart the year-long collaboration with a fundraising appeal this summer.

This is the first in-store activity of the relationship, and from 17 May, Support Adoption For Pets is asking Pets At Home stores across the UK to raise an ambitious £500,000 for its pet rescue centres.