The Scottish SPCA is appealing to kind hearted people in Glasgow to volunteer and help raise funds for abused, abandoned and injured animals.

Scotland's animal welfare charity is urging locals to get involved in its Rehoming Week, which runs from March 17 to 23, by shaking a collection tin in their area.

Anna O'Donnell, manager of the charity's Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Cardonald, said: "Every year our centre cares for scores of mistreated, neglected and unwanted animals and 2014 is proving to be just as challenging.

"During Rehoming Week we have opportunities to fundraise throughout Glasgow and we'd be very grateful if people who love animals can get behind our appeal and help.

"Even if someone can only spare an hour or two to shake a collection tin, their time and efforts would be hugely appreciated.

"It's something we always say because it's true, every pound and penny raised really does make a difference and gives animals in desperate need of our help a second chance in life."

Anyone who would like to help raise funds for the Scottish SPCA can contact the fundraising team on 03000 999 999 or email