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Pet shop to raise funds

A pet shop in the south is working to raise funds for for West Sussex-based charity Canine Partners, famed for its good work and Endal, the now famous partner of Allan Parton.

PamPurredPet stores will stage collections, events and competitions over the coming months to help raise funds. The shop hopes to raise £9,800 to train Angie, a black Labrador puppy, for the next 12 months until she can accompany and support a carefully matched disabled person.
Canine Partners works to ensure people with disabilities can enjoy greater independence and a better quality of life by providing a range of specially trained dogs.

Steve Fowler, managing director of PamPurredPets, said: "We raised more than £3,000 last year for Canine Partners, as well as raising awareness of the charity throughout our stores. This year we are determined to raise much more so that the dogs can undergo the intensive training required."

Suzanne West, regional community fundraiser for Canine Partners, said that the charity trains young dogs to be placed with some 25 disabled partners a year.

For more information about the work of Canine Partners visit www.caninepartners.co.uk or contact the charity on 08456 580480.