An Aberdeenshire charity’s appeal for old mascara brushes to help groom baby animals has attracted support from across the globe.
Kind-hearted animal lovers from as far afield as Australia and American answered the call from New Arc for the beauty products.
Staff at the centre, close to Ellon, use the tiny brushes to comb the fur and feathers of injured animals in need of a clean.
Among the first animals to benefit are baby rabbits, garden birds and pigeons in New Arc’s care.
Kevin Newell, who helps care for animals at the centre, said: “We have been inundated, we have got more wands here than in Hogwarts.
“The mascara brushes are cleaned, and we get them ready for the baby season. They are usually orphaned.
“If using on a small rabbit, it’s fantastic as they are so fine – it removes mites and dust, and once that rooming is in place it’s a bonding thing.
“It’s like parental care, it keeps them clean, happy and healthy.”