Festive call to support local rescue centre

Stitch received care and attention at the Drumoak centre before finding a new home
Stitch received care and attention at the Drumoak centre before finding a new home

Local people are being encouraged to buy Christmas gifts for their pets from the Aberdeenshire animal rescue and rehoming centre.

The Scottish SPCA is hoping to raise vital extra funds to help care for the thousands of animals rescued and rehomed annually by the Drumoak-based centre.

It has cared for more than 1730 injured and unwanted animals so far this year and all the money spent at the shop stays in centre.

Items available include cat and small animal carriers, litter trays, collars and leads, dog and cat toys, water and food bowls and food.

Manager Graeme Innes said: “If you don’t have a pet you can still help the society by sponsoring a ‘space’ at the centre and help animals in our care.

“Sponsor a Space also makes a perfect Christmas gift that will last for a whole year by helping pay for the food and veterinary treatment of all the animals cared for in the ‘space’ sponsored.”

He added: “By supporting your local centre you can help animals like Stitch, who sadly came to us after his owner could no longer care for him.

“Stitch needed medical attention when he arrived and our dedicated staff were able to give him the care and attention he deserved before finding him a new a loving home.

“The Scottish SPCA receives no government or lottery funding and we rely on the kindness and generosity of locals.

“The additional funds from the sale of shop items and ‘space’ sponsorship are a great help to us at the centre.”