Help Scotland’s animals

THE SCOTTISH Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is appealing to kind hearted local people to help raise funds for abused, abandoned and injured animals by volunteering.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity is urging locals to get involved this Scottish Animal Week, which runs from September 3 to 9, by shaking a collection tin in their area.

Sharon Comrie, manager of the charity’s Angus, Fife and Tayside Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre by Petterden said: “Last year our centre cared for a staggering 548 animals and 2012 is proving to be just as challenging.

“As an animal welfare charity, we receive no government or lottery funding and rely on the generosity of the public to continue our vital work.

“During Scottish Animal Week we have opportunities to fund-raise and we’d be very grateful if locals can get behind our appeal.

“Even if someone can only spare an hour or two to shake a collection tin, their time and efforts would be hugely appreciated.”

She concluded: “Every pound and penny raised really does make a difference and gives animals in desperate need of our help a second chance in life.”

Anyone who would like to help fund-raise for the Scottish SPCA can contact Michaela Rusack on 03000 999 999 or e-mail