As Christmas approaches, animal welfare centres around the country are calling on people to spread some festive cheer into the pet world by donating whatever they can.
Chester-based veterinary clinic Vets4Pets currently has 43 kittens to look after, and is appealing to members of the public to help out by giving cat food, bowls, blankets, toys and other supplies, according to the Chester Chronicle.
The centre re-homes between 200 and 300 cats every year, although it relies heavily on public donations.
Elsewhere, the National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) has opened a new charity and advice shop in Hayle town centre, and is encouraging local residents to dig deep and help out with supplies.
Manager Louise Clarke told thisiscornwall.com that having a shop in the town centre will also help raise awareness about the NAWT's other centre in Falmouth, and says she has been amazed by the amount and quality of donations received so far.