Generous customers and staff of a Dumbarton store helped feed homeless pets over Christmas.

Pets at Home are celebrating the success of the Santa Paws appeal after their efforts helped raise an overall amount of £1,476,668 for abandoned pets in the UK.

The appeal, which is run annually by the charity Support Adoption For Pets, smashed its target of 2.4 million dinners and instead raised enough to provide 2.9m dinners for pets in rescue centres around the country.

Throughout December, the store team worked to support the appeal by collecting donations to provide meals for homeless pets in and around Dumbarton.

Now in its sixth year, the appeal supports needy pets at local animal rescue centres.

Of the total money raised, half will be donated directly to local rescue centres to help them continue to make a difference in the community.

The remainder will be used by Support Adoption For Pets to support the rehoming of pets in the UK through its extensive grant programme and other charitable activities.

Store manager Henry Cassidy said: “What a fantastic result! We had so much fun raising money and are so grateful to all of our generous customers for taking part and donating much needed meals for disadvantaged pets. It’s great to know that this money will go towards helping keep abandoned pets healthy and happy until they find a forever home.”