Sisters aged 21 and 20 take over running of Petworld in Wisbech

TWO young sisters with a passion for animals have taken over the day-to-day running of a Wisbech pet shop.

Emily Clifton, 21, and her sister Larissa, 20, are the new faces at Petworld in Lynn Road, which reopened for business on July 1 alongside sister company Pondworld Aquatics.

Both stores were destroyed by a fire in May last year, after arsonists torched nearby wheelie bins.

The sisters, from Walpole Highway, ran Petworld from a wooden shack for their first five weeks in charge but have now moved into their newly-rebuilt shop next to Pondworld.

Emily said: “Our dad is friends with Stephen Neccer, who owns Pondworld and Petworld. Stephen’s sister ran Petworld previously, but they have now gone into partnership.


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“We were both in jobs at the time - I was a shop assistant and Larissa worked at a vets in Ely - but we felt we would dive in and go for it.”

The shop will specialise in equestrian equipment because Emily used to showjump.

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“I used to ride for someone professional,” said Emily. “I rode every weekend and travelled around the country for events. I don’t jump as much as I used to, but I still jump whenever I can.”

The shop also has a number of pet birds for sale including parrots, budgerigars and cockatiels, alongside mice, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and a wide range of pet supplies.

• Petworld is open seven days a week from 9am-5.30pm.

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