As chairman of the local branch of the RSPCA, I am concerned some people may be confused by a national fund-raising campaign.

They may have been called on by a charity collection company and asked to make a regular donation to the RSPCA.

If they have agreed, we are grateful for their support. But they should be aware this is going to the national society and not the local branch animal shelter in Brighton.

If they want their donation used locally, their standing order should be made out to account no 0727803 RSPCA Lloyds Bank Preston Circus Brighton.

All money donated locally will go directly to the welfare of animals as we do not employ professional fundraisers.

-Frances Lindsay-Hills, chairman, Mid Sussex and Brighton Branch, RSPCA