PETS at Home in Durham has launched a nationwide fundraising event, encouraging pet lovers to purchase a charity scratch card to help pets in need.

Running until July 3, Pets At Home Durham is inviting customers to purchase a ‘Scratch Patch’ card for £1, with the chance to win one of more than 175,000 prizes, including 50in TVs and National Trust memberships.

For four weeks, the store team will be raising as much money as possible as part of an initiative being run by the charity, Support Adoption For Pets. Half of the money raised will be donated to Greyhound Rescue Northeast.