The Scottish SPCA is appealing for people to help raise funds for abused, abandoned and injured animals by volunteering.
The animal protection charity are urging animal lovers to get involved in Scottish Animal Week, which runs from 3-9 September, by shaking a tin in their area.
Scottish SPCA Chief Superintendent Mike Flynn said: “Last year our animal rescue and rehoming centres cared for a staggering 13,437 animals and 2012 is proving to be just as challenging.
“As an animal welfare charity, we receive no government or lottery funding and relyon the generosity of the public to continue our vital work.
“During Scottish Animal Week we have opportunities to fundraise throughout Scotland and we’d be very grateful if locals 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.
Anyone who would like to help fundraise for the Scottish SPCA can contact Michaela Rusack on 03000 999 999.