Irvine shoppers helped raise £1,000 for an Ayrshire pet rehoming centre.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity the SSPCA was overwhelmed by the support shown from from the Irvine ASDA store who fundraised through their green token scheme.

Animal rescue centre superintendent, Sharon Comrie, said: “We’re so grateful for all the support from Asda stores throughout Scotland who have raised over an incredible £6,000 in total so far.

“The passion and enthusiasm shown by the staff and customers at Asda has been incredible.

“We don’t receive any funding from the government so we rely entirely on kind donations such as this.

““In 2019, we cared for almost 10,000 animals. It costs £44,000 per day to run the society so donations like this are invaluable to allow to continue our work rescuing, rehabilitating, rehoming and releasing the animals of Scotland.”

An Asda spokesperson said: “We are really proud to be able to continually support the local charity groups in our area, and through our green token scheme we are always thrilled when customers’ chosen good causes benefit from these vital funding boosts.

“We also help to raise awareness of what these groups do and it’s great to see the Scottish SPCA benefit from the £1,000 donation.”