Cavan SPCA is holding a donation day today

There are appeals to help local animal charities build up their pet food stocks ahead of Christmas.

The Cavan SPCA is holding a donation day today, to give people an opportunity to donate much needed supplies.

People are being asked to bear in mind that animals are dumped throughout the year and many unwanted pets will be abandoned over the Christmas season.

The charity’s shop on Thomas Ashe Street in Cavan will be open from 11am to 1pm today to allow people support the organisation’s work.