NURSERIES and schools have been holding fundraisers for a Halesowen pet rescue which cares for an array of animals.

Kind-hearted pupils and parents at Rowley Village Day Nursery, Halesowen Day Nursery, United Kids at Rowley and Oakham Primary School took part in fundraisers on World Animal Day earlier this month.

The proceeds will go to Pepper's Pet Rescue, which is run by nurses Sophie and Andrew Pepper at their home on the Lodgefield Estate in Halesowen.

The rescue - which has a Facebook page - is currently caring for Snowy the cat who was left fighting for life after developing an infection from a neuter operation.

It has shelled out more then £2.2k on vets bills for the poorly moggy.

It also cares for an array of other animals and has rehomed a mix of cats, kittens, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and even a gecko.

Pepper's supporter Laura Crumpton, who organised the fundraisers, said: "Sophie does an amazing job - I don't know how she does it - juggling everything she does for the animals as well as being a nurse and looking after her two children."

Sophie Pepper said: "A huge thank you for all the items donated.

"All of the settings were very generous and I was really overwhelmed.

"The money will be used towards cat neuters and vaccinations."

Halesowen Day Nursery raised more than £35 from a biscuit sale and donations of pet food were made to the rescue by parents.

United Kids at Rowley made donations of pet food, toys and treats and Oakham Primary School pupils donated food, bowls, bedding and toys to the good cause.

Laura, who works at Rowley Village Day Nursery, said it raised £65 from a cake sale and fancy dress with animals including a tortoise, tarantula, dog and guinea pigs paying pupils a visit.