The charity features a number of pets available for adoption on the app, alongside details of their age, name and personality.
Instagram is a free application where users can share videos and images instantly with followers around the world.
Volunteer Natalie Roberts who set up the account said: “Instagram and social media is a great way to reach a multitude of people very quickly. Animal accounts are by far some of the most popular, so we’re hoping that the @nawtuk Instagram will bring more visitors into our shelters looking for their new pet”.
To follow The National Animal Welfare Trust search @nawtuk on Instagram.