A pet store has launched its annual appeal to help animals in need of rescue.

Pets at Home in Braintree is one of many branches taking part in the Support Adoption For Pets annual Santa Paws appeal.

This year’s appeal is aiming to raise enough money to fund three millions dinners for abandoned pets.

The store team in Pets at Home Braintree will also be raising money for RSPCA Danaher Animal Home in Wethersfield.

Support Adoption For Pets Fundraising Manager, Amy Wilson commented: “Every year we are amazed by the generosity of the nation and so we are delighted to announce that we’re launching the Santa Paws appeal once again.

“It is our mission to ensure that no pet in a rescue centre goes without a Christmas dinner, and we hope that people will spare a moment’s thought when Christmas shopping for their own beloved pets this year and make a donation to those pets less fortunate than their own.”

The appeal runs until Christmas Eve.

Visit www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk/santapaws.