Scottish SPCA appeal for volunteers

Fundraisers with staff from the Scottish SPCA
Fundraisers with staff from the Scottish SPCA

The Scottish SPCA is appealing to kind hearted people in Aberdeenshire 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 1-7 September, by shaking a collection tin in their area.

Graeme Innes, manager of the charity’s Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Drumoak said, “We cared for almost 1,000 animals last year and 2014 is proving to be even more 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 fundraise throughout Aberdeenshire and we’d be very grateful if locals can get behind our appeal and help.

“Door-to-door fundraising can be carried out between Monday and Friday, while people can hold street collections on the Saturday.

“Even if someone can only spare an hour or two, it would be hugely appreciated.”

Anyone who would like to help can contact the fundraising team on 03000 999 999 or email fundraising@scottishspca.org.