Scottish SPCA issues urgent appeal for blankets in Aberdeenshire

The Scottish SPCA is appealing to animal lovers to donate blankets for animals in their Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.

By Morag Kuc
Thursday, 11th June 2020, 10:31 am
Updated Thursday, 11th June 2020, 10:34 am
Scotland's animal welfare charity has been unable to accept used or hand knitted soft furnishings due to contamination risks linked to coronavirus
Scotland's animal welfare charity has been unable to accept used or hand knitted soft furnishings due to contamination risks linked to coronavirus

Scotland's animal welfare charity has been unable to accept used or hand knitted soft furnishings due to contamination risks linked to coronavirus

The charity’s centre in Aberdeenshire has already cared for over 500 animals this year.

Centre Manager Louise Griese said, “We’re struggling to keep up with the demand for blankets at the moment.

“Normally we have lots of donations of second hand blankets, towels and sheets coming in but because our centre is closed to the public due to the coronavirus crisis we’ve been unable to accept these like we normally would.

“Instead members of the public can donate through our Amazon wishlist or by direct delivery from any other retailer.

“We would ask that only brand new items are donated due to potential risk of contamination from used items.

“We ask that people do not donate duvets or pillows as we find our animals can easily tear these apart.

“We’re also in need of towels as we use around 20 of these per day.

“We hope kind-hearted locals will get behind our appeal as it would make lots of animals very happy.”

Donations can be sent via Amazon Wishlist: https://amzn.to/2XVL9Mt or other any other retailer who offers a direct delivery service.