JOBS have been saved at a popular Kidderminster pet shop which faced administration, after it was purchased by new owners.

The Just for Pets store in New Road was one of 25 shops in the Midlands which faced closure after the firm filed a notice to appoint administrators last month.

But its future was secured in a deal brokered yesterday (October 10) after newly formed company PSR Trading Limited - a sister company to the established pet sector business Pedigree Wholesale - bought them out.

Managing director of Pedigree Wholesale, Steve Brown, said: “On hearing that the future of Just for Pets was under threat Pedigree Wholesale felt we could play a role in using our pet business expertise to secure a new future for Just for Pets in Kidderminster.

"We know Just for Pets has a great reputation for offering outstanding customer service and has developed a loyal customer base so we are pleased that Pedigree Wholesale can now create a future for the business and the brand.

“The addition of Just for Pets to the Pedigree Wholesale family reinforces our commitment to investing and driving innovation within the pet sector which we believe will support the interests of all who care about maintaining a great choice of pet products for pet lovers.”

The deal means nearly 200 staff from its operations will be kept on.

Just for Pets will remain open in 18 locations, including Kidderminster, but close in seven.

Pedigree Wholesale has been active in the pet sector for over 45 years.