Clonmel store to aid animal rescue charity

Maxi Zoo is celebrating World Animal Week by hosting a unique fundraiser for the local Mo Chara Animal Rescue charity.

Maxi Zoo is celebrating World Animal Week by hosting a unique fundraiser for the local Mo Chara Animal Rescue charity.

Visitors to the store at the Poppyfields Retail Park in Clonmel will be invited to make a €1 donation to the charity in exchange for ‘I support World Animal Week’ car sticker.

Staff at the store will recognise each €1 donation by placing a plastic ball on a tower of stacked plastic balls.

Maxi Zoo expects that the tower will grow in size each day with its overall size set to demonstrate pet lovers support for the charity.

The fundraiser, which is titled ‘A Dog’s Life Should Be A Ball’ will assist the Mo Chara Animal Rescue charity in providing for the needs of the animals in its care.

Customers who buy one ball will contribute to the cost of buying one meal for a dog. Every five balls buys a dog a new toy while every 15 balls will buy a dog a new bed.

“We are delighted to celebrate World Animal Week by helping to raise funds for the Mo Chara Animal Rescue charity who do tremendous work to care for unwanted dogs,” said Alice Cross, Executive Director at Maxi Zoo.

“World Animal Week is all about celebrating the value of pets and helping to raise the standard of animal welfare worldwide,” she added.

“Visitors to the store can learn more about the charity during the week and can also talk to our in-store pet experts to discover more about what they need to know to provide the best standard of care for their pet,” said Alice.