Bid for animal care facilities at pet shop

Pets at Home, in Boston. EMN-160408-091640001

Pets at Home, in Boston. EMN-160408-091640001

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Pet care, treatment, and grooming facilities could be on their way to Boston’s Pets at Home store.

An application for a temporary change of use of part of the retail unit in Queen Street for such services has been submitted to Boston Borough Council.

The bid has been made by Vets4Pets Ltd, part of the Pets at Home group.

It proposes three consulting rooms where general pet care advice would given and animals would receive basic preventative medicine and treatments (such as worming or flea treatments) and an operating theatre where small scale procedures such as spaying and x-raying would be carried out. A laboratory, pharmacy, and grooming areas are also proposed.

In response to the submission, a spokesman for Pets At Home said: “Our Boston store already offers our unique product range and customer service and we have been looking to increase our range and services offered for some time. We hope to bring a more extensive Pets at Home experience to our valued Boston customers in the near future.”