Homeless hounds and other animals have received a generous donation.

At least £275 was raised at the Danaher Animal Home in Wethersfield over the Easter weekend.

The home held numerous activities, including an Easter egg hunt.

Home spokesman Lucy Smith, 24, of Lexden, Colchester, said: “The event was a real success and the hot weather just added to the warm atmosphere.

“It was also lovely to see ex-Danaher dogs returning for the day out, happy and healthy with their new families.”