The animal welfare charity Borders Pet Rescue has opened its new shop in South Street, Duns.
The charity had operated a shop on Castle Street, but has now moved to a more prominent position by the Market Square.
“The old shop served us well, but it was very small and did not attract as much passing trade,” said Pat Jones, who represents Berwickshire on the Board of Trustees at Borders Pet Rescue and lives in Duns.
“The new shop is bigger and has a lovely frontage which is visible from the Square, so we are hoping this will attract more customers and help us raise a lot more money for the charity.”
The Duns shop will be run by volunteers including manager Sue Lorden.
Pat said that the organisation’s charity shops help provide vital income to cover running costs for the charity, and had particular success with Duns’ colony of feral cats.
BPR currently has shops in Duns, Galashiels and Hawick and is hoping to open more, including one in Kelso, in the near future.
“We hope that local people will continue to support the new charity shop – also help us with donations and even volunteer if they can spare any time,” added Pat.
“The work we do is vital – but it costs a great deal to ensure that pets in need can be cared for properly and given a chance of a new life.”