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Lincolnshire pet shop owners step down after almost two decades

The owners of a Lincolnshire pet shop have announced they are stepping down from their ownership after running the business for 18 years.

Coningsby Pet and Aquatics is based in Lincolnshire near RAF Coningsby, and was established over 25 years ago. 

In a statement on the business’ Facebook page, the owners confirmed that they have now sold the business. 

The statement said: “We have had a fantastic 18 years building our business up but feel it is now time to step back and enjoy life a bit more. 

“We would like to thank all our customers old and new for all your support over the years, and especially in the last 9 weeks or so through this difficult time we’re all experiencing.”

They added: “We have loved every minute of it and buying the pet shop was the best decision we’ve made together since Brian left the RAF in 2002. We’ve met some amazing people young and old and got to know many of the local doggies who pop in for a treat when they pass our shop.”

They added: “The new owners Mel and Andrew are taking over on Monday and will be assisted by our very loyal and knowledgeable staff members Chelle and Ky. We hope you will continue to support them as you have us over the past 18 years.” 

The Coningsby Pet and Aquatics caters for reptiles, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and birds, and additionally has in excess 40 tropical and cold water display tanks, as well as pond fish.

The business stocks several brands of dog food, including James Wellbeloved, Burns and local brand Foldhill. It is also a stockist of the raw food brand Nature’s Menu.

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