Whether they are large or small, furry or feathered, our pets are family and very important parts of our lives. This Christmas we invite you to share with us how your pet 'lights up your life'. Please upload a photo of them and use the comments box to tell us why they are so important to you. More than one pet? Don't worry you don't have to choose, you can leave as many photos and comments as you like. And if you would like to share an 'in memoriam' story with us that would be wonderful too.

When you have uploaded your photo and told us about your pet you need to click "comment and register". Unfortunately if you wish to remain anonymous we will not be able to see or hear about your beloved pet. Then please click on the donation button and help us to not only care for more animals this Christmas, but also put that light in someone else's life.