The proceeds will go to Labrador Rescue Kent and Borders in Cranbrook, which has helped more than 2,000 dogs find new homes since 1997. The money will go towards essential vet bills and care costs.
Trustee Maggie Hinks said: “Lots of dogs come in with nothing, so with the help of Pets at Home we can give them food, collars, leads and beds – and if course toys and treats.”
The campaign has raised £1.9million nationwide as part of Support Adoption for Pets’ Charity of the Year scheme, which builds relationships between stores and rescue centres.
Support Adoption For Pets’ Fundraising Manager, Amy Wilson, said: “Every year we set ambitious fundraising targets for our Santa Paws appeal.
“But in 2019 in particular, our new Charity of the Year partnerships allowed rescues and their local Pets at Home stores to build even stronger relationships to raise these vital funds.
“We would like to thank everybody who made a donation in Tunbridge Wells. Your help and continued support in 2019 brought wagging tails and smiles, not just at Christmas, but all year round, to the lives of pets who need it most.”
Pets at Home established Support Adoption For Pets in 2006, and since then it has helped more than 1,000 rehoming centres and animal welfare organisations across the UK.
For more information on Support Adoption For Pets, visit supportadoptionforpets.co.uk
To find out about the work of Labrador Rescue Kent and Borders, go to labrescuekent.co.uk