A Wheathampstead-based pet charity has appealed for the public's help for funding and storage space.

Pets In Need Herts is an animal food bank operating from Wheathampstead United Church, on Brewhouse Hill.


The organisation provides pet food parcels and accessories for all animals, to meet their daily needs.

On the need for funding and storage space, a spokesperson for Pets In Need Herts told The Herts Advertiser: "We use our own purse for funding, so we are really looking for sponsors who can help with the ever-increasing costs.

"We have a storage unit currently, but it's tiny so we can't really organise and get everything in there.

Herts Advertiser: Pets In Need Herts are also looking for volunteers to help the charity.Pets In Need Herts are also looking for volunteers to help the charity. (Image: Pets In Need Herts)

"So we really need funding for the delivery costs and a storage unit that is sufficient enough for all of the goods to be organised properly.

"We've contacted most of the storage unit but they won't accept pet food, so we're held back and don't know where else to go to."

Speaking on the difficulty of feeding pets during the cost of living crisis, the spokesperson continued: "We are seeing a lot more people come forward, not just in Hatfield and St Albans. 

"It's been Stevenage, Enfield, Berkhamsted, Harpenden. 

Herts Advertiser: Percuro Pet Food recently donated £16,000 worth of supplies.Percuro Pet Food recently donated £16,000 worth of supplies. (Image: Pets In Need Herts)

"It's been quite spread out, so we're really looking for more volunteers within each area of Hertfordshire that can deliver free parcels to people."

One generous donation to the charity was made by Percuro Pet Food, who recently provided four pallets of supplies.

Denise Saber, co-founder of Percuro Pet Food, said: "We are delighted to support fundraising efforts by donating this substantial quantity of Percuro Pet Food to Pets in Need Herts, with a retail value of over £16,000, in recognition of the difficulties many local pet owners are facing when feeding their dogs during the current financial crisis."

Further information about Pets In Need Herts, and details of how to donate, can be found via the organisation's website (www.pinherts.org.uk).