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Johnson’s celebrates 100 years in business
Johnson's Veterinary Products was founded in 1921.

Stockists invited to host in-store pop-up parties.

One of the UK’s leading providers of pet healthcare products is celebrating 100 years in business with an array of special events to highlight the role of local pet shops in animal owners’ lives.

Johnson’s Veterinary Products was founded by the Johnson Family in 1921 in West Bromwich. Originally selling a handful of products dedicated to poultry health and wellbeing, the firm now has a vast range of products dedicated to dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals.

To kickstart its centenary celebrations on 31 July, Johnson’s is inviting its stockists to host in-store popup parties, with thousands of pounds of Red Letter Day prizes being awarded to the most creative.

The firm will also be donating a proportion of all profits made on the day to its five chosen charities: Hounds for Heroes; Dogs for Good; Fat Fluffs, Woodgreen and Fur Babies Cat Rescue.

Chairman David Johnson, grandson of founder Arthur Johnson, praised pet shops for their critical role during the COVID-19 pandemic and the care they provided to the increasing number of people taking on pets.  

“We believe it’s important to give something back to the businesses that have stood by us for all these years, which is why we are holding a competition to see which pet stores create the best window or in-store display in support of Johnson’s," he said.

“We recognise the importance of pet owners shopping local and talking with knowledgeable, qualified people at the stores they know and have grown to trust. So with the country starting to take the first tentative steps to recovery, the timing is ideal for pet owners to hopefully get out, support their local store and come to join in the celebrations with us.” 

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Vets asked to opt-in to Scottish SPCA fostering programme

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 The Scottish SPCA is encouraging veterinary practices to opt into its new fostering programme, by agreeing to register foster animals when approached by one of the foster carers.

The programme goes live in August 2021, and will help to rehabilitate animals under the Scottish SPCA's care until they are able to be properly re-homed. The programme will help the animals to receive care and attention in a stable and happy home environment, as some animals do not cope with a rescue and re-homing centre environment as well as others.

Specific information for veterinary practices on the new programme can be found at www.scottishspca.org/veterinarysurgeons 

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