The Scottish SPCA is urging animal lovers in Aberdeenshire to donate blankets and toys to help hundreds of homeless animals stay warm and happy this winter.
Scotland’s animal welfare charity cared for 1,228 unwanted and abandoned cats and dogs in November alone last year and it expects this winter to be even busier.
Staff at the Scottish SPCA’s Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre are desperate to make sure all the pets in their care are kept cosy and content throughout the colder months.
Centre manager Graeme Innes said: “Often these animals have been cruelly abandoned or neglected and it’s so rewarding to see how happy they become when they are given just a little bit of comfort and kindness.
“We get through a huge amount of blankets and toys in a relatively short space of time due to the high volume of animals coming into our care.
“Dogs in particular can find kennel life stressful, which often results in them ripping their bedding. This means we need to replace blankets frequently.
“We hope people will get behind our campaign and donate a blanket or a toy to a pet in need.”
Blankets can be handed in to the Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre at Drumoak, Banchory, between 10am and 4pm seven days a week.