SHOPPERS in Bognor Regis were given paws for thought at one of the town’s charity outlets.
Monty the Dog handed out collection bags and balloons outside the RSPCA shop in The Arcade in the High Street.
The mission of the mascot of the charity’s Mount Noddy animal rehoming centre was to prompt residents to fill the bags with unwanted items to donate to the shop.
Lucy Birch, a promoter with the charity who accompanied Monty, said during the first of the two sessions: “We’ve given out about 50 bags after three hours and a lot more balloons.
“It’s been good to get the name of the RSPCA out there even more.
“As soon as people realise what we are doing here, they are really nice about it.
“We are hoping people will be able to fill the bags when they have a clearout for the new year.”
The shop is keen to receive clothes and household items which can be sold to raise money for its work looking after a range of animals at the Eartham centre.
Women’s shoes and handbags are needed in particular to replenish its stock.