A HOLMES Chapel vet is taking to the slopes to save abandoned animals.

Edward Davies, of Cheshire Pet, is currently raising money for the Society for Abandoned Animals (SAA) by attempting to complete the infamous Haute Route across the Alps.

The challenge will see Edward take on the legendary high alpine 120km traverse, with 6,000m of ascent and descent linking the two historic centres of Chamonix and Zermatt.

He will be skiing 180km in just five days in order to raise as much money as possible for the charity – which cares for and rehomes abandoned cats, dogs and rabbits.

Edward said: “Whilst the challenge will, no doubt, be hard work, raising money for this charity is very important to me and to the rest of the team at Cheshire Pet.

“The SAA ensure that unwanted animals are well-cared for and they also seek to rehome as many as possible, which is something we truly commend.”

The SAA is particularly dear to Cheshire Pet’s heart as they will be taking Rory, an abandoned dog who has been with Cheshire Pet since November, into their rehoming centre.

The Cheshire Pet team have been busy raising money to provide Rory with training and rehabilitation sessions so that he can find a permanent home and Edward and the team are delighted that the SAA will now be able to make that happen.

If you would like to sponsor Edward, visit justgiving.com/Cheshire-Pet. Alternatively, you can bring in your donation to the Holmes Chapel practice or give them a call on 01477 544 554.