Cat food plea from centre

The Scottish SPCA at Drumoak have a number of kittens to care for.
The Scottish SPCA at Drumoak have a number of kittens to care for.

The Scottish SPCA is appealing to Deeside and Donside animal lovers to donate cat and kitten food to its rescue and rehoming centre at Drumoak.

The centre is currently caring for a staggering 41 felines, including 18 cats and 23 kittens and food supplies are in constant high demand.

Assistant centre manager Debbie Innes said: “We are going through our cat and kitten food at a tremendous rate and our stocks are extremely low.

“Buying cat food for the volume of animals we’re currently caring for is proving to be really expensive and although local supporters are very good at donating food to us, demand is far exceeding supply.

“We have lots of cats nursing kittens right now, which means they remain in our care for at least six weeks until their babies are fully weaned and ready to be rehomed.

“With so many feline mouths to feed, our store cupboard is almost bare so any cat and kitten food donations from local animal lovers would be very gratefully received.”

Anyone who wishes to donate food can take it to the Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre at Drumoak, Banchory, AB31 5AJ.

The centre is open daily between 10am and 4pm. Anyone wishing to contact the centre by phone can call the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.