RESCUE cats and dogs will not be forgotten this Christmas as a group is collecting shoeboxes full of treats for the furry friends.

Paws for Claus are asking for donations of shoeboxes filled with toys, treats, food, collars, blankets and bowls which will be given to Cat Rescue Chippenham and Bath Cats and Dogs Home.

The group is collecting the boxes in Royal Wootton Bassett and Swindon. Collections in Royal Wootton Bassett will take place at Sainsburys, at Borough Fields, between 10am-12pm on November 16 and December 1.

They are aiming to gather 100 boxes by Christmas to help the rescue animals who may be forgotten in the holidays.