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A PEEBLES artist is feline all festive after sketching seasonal fundraisers for Scotland's largest cat and dog home.

Animal loving Cherith Harrison is regarded as one the country's leading art designers.

Her images already appear on eye-catching giftware ranges and she has also designed the shortbread tins for the 2016 Sansbury's seasonal range.

But Cherith's latest challenge is to raise awareness of Edinburgh Cat and Dog Home.

And her work will also bring in vital funds for the animal sanctuary which was founded in 1883.

Cherith, who helped launch the gift range last Friday, told the Peeblesshire News: "The hard work and effort that Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home put into caring for and rehoming Edinburgh's less fortunate cats and dogs is both humbling and inspiring, so I am honoured to be working with them on their first ever bespoke gift range."

With gifts featuring two animals that have recently been rehomed - a dog named Alfie and a cat named Quaver - the Scottish charity is also aiming to highlight the number of animals in their care that are currently available for adoption.

Cherith Harrison added: "With Alfie and Quaver as my models, I've designed functional gift items featuring illustrations of the adorable pooch and kitty.

"You can find them adorning array of products - notebooks, weekly planners, tote bags and tea towels.

"All profits from each sale goes directly to helping animals like Alfie and Quaver receive the care and love they need until they find their new forever home.”

Cherith's range of gifts are available from the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home charity shops in Morningside and Stockbridge shops as well as the Friends of the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home store on Portobello High Street.

All funds generated will go towards rescuing, reuniting and rehoming dogs and cats in Scotland.

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home’s chief executive, Howard Bridges, said: "The Home is thrilled to be working in partnership with Cherith Harrison to deliver this stunning range of gifts.

"Cherith is enormously talented and we are so grateful to her for donating her time and skills to produce a line that will raise important funds to benefit abused and unwanted dogs and cats in our care.

"It is particularly poignant that Cherith’s designs feature two of our former residents, who have only recently been rehomed. Our dog model Alfie came into the home as a stray, and although he was initially very nervous, he came into his own the moment he met his new owners. Equally Quaver has flourished since finding his forever home.

"Cherith’s line illustrates that rescue dogs and cats can make exceptional lifelong companions, having simply been victims of circumstance. Alfie and Quaver are just two examples of the many dogs and cats like this in our care.”

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