VANDALS are attacking gifts left outside a charity shop.
Kind-hearted people leave items outside the PDSA shop on Commercial Street in Brighouse, but vandals constantly target the goods.
Now, people have been urged to take donations to the shop during opening hours rather than leave them outside.
Shop manager Jo Westwood said: "Supporters are generously leaving donations outside the shop at night and during weekends.
"Unfortunately these bags are being opened and the items ruined. Can I please urge all supporters to donate during opening hours only?"
The shop also urgently needs volunteer helpers.
Jo added: "To ensure the successful running of the shop I am appealing for volunteers to join our team.
"If you can spare one or two mornings or afternoons each week, then please get in touch."
Volunteers are needed from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
No retail experience is necessary as full training is provided.
The shop relies on gifts from the public, such as clothing, bric-a-brac, books, toys and CDs.
For more details, phone the PDSA National Volunteering Centre on freephone 0800 854194.
The Brighouse shop helps to pay for the PDSA PetAid medical unit at 5 Greenhead Road in Huddersfield.
The PDSA provides treatment for the sick or injured pets of people who cannot afford private veterinary fees.