Dozens of bedraggled rescued dogs were given a full on pampering by staff at Pets At Home - some of whom came in especially on their day off.
The animals, now being looked after at the Swindon and District Animal Haven, are among a group of 300 dogs that were being kept in dreadful conditions by a single animal breeder who has since been banned from keeping animals.
On Thursday, professional dog groomers, who work at the St Margaret’s Retail Park branch of Pets At Home rallied round to ensure that the animals were sent away with a clean coat, clipped nails and a spring in their step.
John Warwick, who runs the animal haven said: “They did a brilliant job - I’m really grateful for the Pets at Home grooming staff who took time out to make sure that these animals look great and feel better. It’s important to bear in mind that they have never had a brush, let alone been fitted with a collar or taken for a walk- I can’t envisage how happy they are now.”
Mr Warwick, who has been rescuing stray and abandoned animals for more than 20 years explained that he had to reconfigure the cattery section of the sanctuary to provide suitable facilities for the influx of dogs.
To get in touch with the Swindon and District Animal Haven call 07990 868887 or click here for their website