A Scottish animal charity which cares for 50 horses needs help to pay its winter feed bill.

Willows Animal Sanctuary, a registered charity in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, specialises in taking in animals unsuitable for rehoming due to age or previous mistreatment.

The sanctuary needs £60,000 a year to keep afloat, £10,000 of which pays for winter feed.

But due to a low number of visitors last summer (because of wet weather) and two vital funding deals falling through, Willows is now experiencing a serious cash crisis.

Donations, can be made online at www.willowsanimals.com or by post to Willows Animal Sanctuary, Lambhill Farm, Strichen, Fraserburgh, Scotland, AB43 6NY .