ANIMAL lovers can help bring a little joy to rescue dogs by taking part in a Christmas shoebox collection.

Herefordshire Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club are running a doggy shoe box collection and people can donate blankets, toys, leads, collars, dog coats, treats and any other items that might be useful.

The boxes are then taken to Hereford and Worcester Animal Rescue on Christmas Eve and all the goodies are delivered to the dogs being cared for there.

Donations can be made until December 23 and boxes can be dropped at Vets4Pets inside Pets at Home in Hereford.