We are delighted to announce we have officially opened our charity shop on Albert Street, Rugby.

This is the most fantastic news to help us provide a regular income for the charity and allow us to save even more dogs.

We were honoured that Councillor Sally Bragg opened the store for us, with a fantastic reception from our loyal supporters. Everyone who attended was given the chance to enjoy half price clothes and the most important thing in Pawprints tradition … cake!

Anita Twigger, founder of Pawprints spoke to the Rugby Observer, commeting: “We are delighted the shop has been received so well by the local community of Rugby.

“As a homegrown charity, we provide direct assistance to all of the strays in the town and the surrounding areas.

“The aim of the charity shop is to provide us with a regular income for sustainability, as we currently exist purely on donations from supporters and fundraising initiatives. With our vets fees alone being in excess of £20,000 per year, we hope the shop can help lift this burden on the charity.”

And they say the future is bright as they hope the extra money means they can rescue and rehome even more dogs which could face death after seven days in council pounds.

Anita said: “Our future goals are to increase the amount of dogs we can help and we can only make this happen with the financial resources required to meet this challenge.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to our army of volunteers who have supported us through this phase. Their dedication and passion for saving dogs’ lives is just amazing, proving that we are a town – if not a nation – of animal lovers.”

Article and image credit: Rugby Observer