ANIMALS at a nearby rehoming centre need food and other items this Christmas, the Scottish SPCA has said.

Among the items required by the Rescue & Rehoming Centre Dunbartonshire are Butchers tinned food, James Wellbeloved small bite dry food and James Wellbeloved normal dry dog food to keep canines fed and happy this festive season while they wait for a forever home.

It comes as an appeal is launched by the SSPCA for residents to donate food and blankets for all animals and ensure they have a happy festive period.

SSPCA head of rehabilitation operations, Jennie Macdonald, said: “Our centres are busier than ever this Christmas with many operating close to, or at, capacity.

“As many of the animals in our care have sensitive tummies, we try to keep their diet consistent, so our Dunbartonshire centre is looking for specific brands of food.

“Our Dunbartonshire centre is also in need of ferret and rat nuggets as well as enrichment items like heavy-duty Kongs, olive branch chews, salmon oil and squeezy cheese.

“The centre is also on the lookout for blankets and can accept used blankets as long as they are clean and freshly laundered with no large holes. Unfortunately, they can’t accept pillows or duvets as these could harm an animal if they ingest the stuffing.

“You can see what the centre is most in need of by checking their Amazon wishlist and either ordering through Amazon or ordering the same product through another retailer offering delivery or in person at a store.

“If you are donating items in person, please pop along to centre reception between 11 am and 3 pm and let the centre know the donations are for the Christmas appeal.

“We know times are tough for everyone, but we’d be so grateful for anything anyone can spare this Christmas and know our animals will be too.”

The Dunbartonshire centre’s Amazon wishlist can be found here:

Items can also be dropped off in person at the centre reception at Dumbarton Road, Milton, G82 2UA.