Poorly pets get a Christmas boost from the REAL Secret Santa
22 December 2017
An anonymous pet lover from Scotland has been hailed as the REAL Secret Santa after handing a £2,500 raffle win back to pet wellbeing charity PDSA – just in time for Christmas.
The mystery prize-winner bought their winning PDSA raffle ticket in the charity’s shop in Arbroath – just a few miles from the busy Pet Hospital in Dundee, which provides around 30,000 treatments every year.
Arbroath PDSA Shop Manager, Angela Burnett, said: “It’s wonderful news that one of our customers scooped a prize in the raffle and has generously donated it back to PDSA. This will be a real boost for poorly pets, as we don’t receive any government funding for our services.”
Dundee PDSA Pet Hospital Senior Vet, Andy Cage, said: “On behalf of all the poorly pets, a massive thank you to our mystery supporter! Every December, PDSA cares for 50,000 pets in need across the UK. Without such generous supporters, we wouldn’t be able to provide our vital service and deliver the critical care needed to help sick and injured pets.”
Many of the charity’s 48 Pet Hospitals are open 24/7, including Christmas day, to ensure our pets always have a place to turn in case of emergency. Animal lovers can help PDSA’s #SaveAStar campaign at www.pdsa.org.uk/star or by texting STAR to 70020 to give a one-off donation of £5 (you’ll also be charged one standard rate message - full terms and conditions here).