A NEW vet charity shop for pets in need will be opening in Barry next week.

People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) are opening an outlet on Holton Road. 

The charity shop will support PDSA’s veterinary work across its 48 Pet Hospitals - including at Cardiff PDSA Pet Hospital, The Marian and Christina Ionescu Centre​​ - which care for thousands of pets whose owners struggle to afford essential treatments.

The store opens on Thursday, January 26, and shop manager Kirsty Waite said it will provide cash-conscious customers with the opportunity to purchase high-quality, cut-price products while supporting a vital veterinary service.

“We are absolutely delighted to be opening our brand new shop in Barry and supporting the vital work of PDSA’s Pet Hospitals which help thousands of poorly pets and supported their owners through challenging times," said Ms Waite.

“We understand that many people are struggling financially due to the rising cost of living and are looking forward to helping those who are feeling the squeeze by offering a wealth of pre-loved and brand-new items at great prices, from clothes and books to homeware and toys.”

Volunteer roles will be available at the new charity shop. Ms Waite said people are welcome to apply. 

“We’re looking for friendly and dedicated people aged 18 or over to join our team," said Ms Waite on the positions. 

"Volunteering with us is a great way to give something back to the community and make a real difference to the lives of people and pets. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have previous retail experience - we provide full training and we’ll reimburse your travel expenses so you’re not out of pocket. All you need is a few spare hours a week, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn."

The new shop will be open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.

To find out about volunteering opportunities at the new store, please contact Kirsty Waite by calling 07990 782422 or email waite.kirsty@pdsa.org.uk.

Alternatively, visit pdsa.org.uk/volunteer-barry to apply for a role online.