Dumbarton showed off its caring side as the town's Pets At Home raised £10,591 for the Support Adoption For Pets annual ‘Santa Paws’ appeal.

Since the fundraiser launched on November 23, staff and customers in the store donated enough money to provide more than 21,300 dinners for Scottish SPCA Dunbartonshire and the West Scotland Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Dumbarton.

The total was generated after customers were given the opportunity in the four weeks running up to Christmas to donate 50p to help provide a dinner for pets spending Christmas in a rescue centre.

Thanks to help from the people of Dumbarton, the charity was able to exceed the record-breaking total since the annual fundraiser launched in 2013.

Support Adoption For Pets fundraising manager, Amy Wilson said: “This year we set an ambitious target to help raise enough money to feed more homeless pets than ever before.

"When we found out that we had reached this goal we were amazed and grateful to everyone who joined us on our mission to help make this the most special Christmas for pets in rescue centres across the UK.

"We would like to thank everybody who made a donation in Dumbarton. Your help has brought a wagging tail and a happy Christmas to the lives of pets who need it most.”

To find out more about Support Adoption For Pets or to support the charity visit supportadoptionforpets.co.uk