MARGARET Green Animal Rescue has started the year with a revamp of its Welcome Centre at the Church Knowle Rehoming and Visitor Centre.

It will also be selling cat items such as scratching posts, toys, beds, cat litter trays and litter.

Items will be available to purchase when rehoming a pet and, in turn, the money raised will go back into helping animals at the centre.

It also features a history timeline informing you about how the charity started and also ways to support, such as sponsoring an animal.

A spokesman for then animal rescue charity said: "People that visit the centre are helping the charity to continue to care for animals like Smudge and William, two rather plump cats that needed to go on their January diets immediately when they came into rescue.

"Smudge the 10-year-old tabby and white cat weighed an enormous 8.3 kg when he first came in to rescue due to being overfed by his owner.

"He needed to be put on a low calorie diet which cut out treats completely. As he gradually lost weight he was able to exercise more and has recently found his forever home where he is continuing his weight loss journey."

The Church Knowle centre is open seven days a week from 10am-4pm.

Entry is free however donations are welcomed.