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Call to North-east animal lovers to take in a rescue pet

This Chinese soft-shelled turtle, called Creeper, has been in the Scottish SPCA's care at Drumoak since last July.

This Chinese soft-shelled turtle, called Creeper, has been in the Scottish SPCA's care at Drumoak since last July.

Animal lovers in Aberdeenshire are being encouraged to consider rehoming a rescue pet.

Staff at the Scottish SPCA’s centre in Drumoak are hoping to find new homes for the dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and many other pets during Rehoming Week, which runs until Sunday (March 23).

Centre manager Graeme Innes said: “Last year our centre found wonderful new homes for 727 pets but there’s always more we can do to raise awareness of the number of rescue animals in our care and that’s what Rehoming Week is all about.

“Many of the animals at our centre were rescued from lives of abuse or neglect and some were even discarded like rubbish when their owners decided they no longer wanted to look after them.

“It’s heartbreaking to think about but locals can help by giving one of these pets a second chance or spreading the word about our centre to friends and family.

“Because we never put healthy animals to sleep, we are regularly operating at full capacity so the sooner we can find our animals new homes the better as this frees up space for more pets in need.

“While we’d love to hear from anyone interested in offering one of our rescue pets a fresh start, we must stress that no one should ever make an impulse decision to rehome an animal.

The centre is open from 10am to 4pm seven days a week. Potential owners can also contact staff by calling 03000 999 999.

 

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