A Bradford vets practice is inviting people to honour pets loved and lost this Christmas. 

Shearbridge Veterinary Centre in Queensbury has a special Christmas tree where owners can write their pet's name on hanging decorations. 

People are also welcome to leave a message. 

The Christmas Memory Tree has become part of the festive period for the practice. which donates £1 for every pet to charity.

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It comes as Shearbridge Vets receptionists Julie Sutcliffe and Lucy Bashforth wear Christmas jumpers throughout December and gather donations from clients.

Shearbridge Vets veterinary nurse Sarah Hosty is also leading the way with the practice's pet food collection for Queensbury food bank.

All money raised will be shared between Lurcher Link, a Queensbury charity, and Knine & Kitty Care, a charity in Bradford and Halifax.

Lurcher Link fosters lost or abandoned lurchers or lurcher-type dogs, before trying to rehome them.

Knine & Kitty Care helps stray cats and dog to find both foster and permanent new homes after they are neutered and vaccinated.

Sarah said: “It is upsetting when a pet dies, and the festive period can be a particularly emotional time. We hope our tree helps to bring some comfort while also spreading festive cheer."