A REDDITCH pet store has said it will be donating cash to help with the deadly wildfires that have ravaged large parts of Australia.

Pets At Home Redditch will be contributing toward a £100,000 boost for the WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature) to help wild animals injured in the blazes.

Hundreds of millions of animals are believed to have died already in the fires across the country.

Commenting online the store said: "It’s been heart-breaking for us to see the news coverage of the fires that are continuing to burn throughout large parts of Australia. Despite the heroic and continued efforts of fire fighters and many volunteers, the fires continue to spread and the effect that they are having is, in many cases, catastrophic.

"Our thoughts are with the thousands of people affected, and those families who have lost loved ones.

"We are also extremely conscious of the effect that the fires are having on Australia’s wildlife, with thousands of acres of natural habit having been destroyed already, and with an estimated half a million animals being displaced, injured and sadly killed as a result of the situation."

They added that thanks to customers that use the store's VIP card Pets At Home is donating £100,000 to the WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature).

Every time someone makes a purchase with the card they collate Lifelines: points from the purchase which are converted into cash donations for animal charities.

For more information or to help, go to petsathome.com.

Australia prime minister Scott Morrison recently said the government was committing an extra two billion Australian dollars (£1 billion) towards the recovery effort in addition to the tens of millions of dollars that have already been promised.

"The fires are still burning. And they'll be burning for months to come," Mr Morrison said.

Nationwide, at least 25 people have been killed and 2,000 homes destroyed by the blazes.