volunteers at an animal charity are ‘feline’ great after coining in hundreds of pounds at their latest fundraising event.

The team from the local branch of Cats Protection went along to the Pets at Home store in Newton Mearns to seek donations.

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline protection charity, working towards rehoming thousands of moggies each year.

And a total of £267 was raised through donations from generous Pets at Home customers.

Pin badges featuring Simon’s Cat – a popular cartoon character connected to the charity – were sold, along with other cat commodities.

Customers also had the chance to meet the charity’s mascot Hamish, who was handing out sweets.

Options for donating involved giving 50p to help a cat in the charity’s care or ‘round up to a pound’ when paying for their goods at the Pets at Home tills.

Karen Minnery, co-ordinator at the Giffnock and District Cats Protection Branch, said: “This event was so important to us because we constantly need funding to continue helping cats and kittens.

“This is the first time we have hosted the event at the Newton Mearns Pets at Home store and the amount we raised was unexpected.

“That £267 will make a huge difference.”