Petshop visitors can help bats

By Richard Wright

Friday, March 7, 2014

 

Petshop visitors can help bats

Exotic Pets and Supplies acting as a mealworm donation point for the IW Bat Hospital. From left, volunteer Izzy Cooper, shop MD Louise Hartley and Graham Street. Picture by Peter Boam.

A PET shop owner has come up with a charity scheme destined to get a wriggle-on.

Visitors to the newly opened Exotic Pets, in Fairlee Road, Newport, have the opportunity to make a donation to the Isle of Wight Bat Hospital when they go to the store. They can give a £2, 60 gramme, tub of mealworms.

"We have supplied Graham Street, of the Isle of Wight Bat Hospital, with the mealworms his bats need for a good few years now — and I had the idea our customers would like to support the charity too," said Exotic Pets proprietor Neil Reed.

"We have already had 100 tubs pledged — which means we just have another 900 to go."

Reporter: richardw@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by steve paul taylor

8th March 2014, at 17:01:05

GOOD ADVERT

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by Stephen Elliott

7th March 2014, at 19:56:47

Managing director!!! Shop manager/owner...I'm sure there isn't a board of directors...just saying ;)

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