Pets Quest in North Camp says it has faced stiff competition in the town and is set to close after more than 40 years
The owner of a pet shop that has been open for business in Farnborough for more than 40 years has announced it will be closing down due to stiff competition in the town.
Pets Quest, in Lynchford Road, will be closing its doors to the public once all stock has been sold off.
The family-run business has been in North Camp for more than 40 years and the current manager, Kathia Underwood has worked at the shop for 19 years.
She said: “I have grown up in the business. I started working here when I was at the end of my time at school, so I have been here a long time.
“I don't know what I’m going to do and we don’t have a plan for how we will move on, but it has to be done, you can’t get too sentimental over a business.
“We would like to say a big thank you to all our customers who have supported us throughout the years.”
Jan MacGregor, Kathia’s mother, co-owns the business after joining in 2004.
A Pets at Home store opened in the Solarton Retail park in Farnborough in 2009.
Jan aid: “We are quite upset about it, this is the third pet shop in the area to close down in the last five years because of competition.
“It’s just not profitable any more, it’s quite sad really.”