Jackie Baillie meets the team – and the residents – at Milton SSPCA centre.
By Lucy Ashton
Jackie Baillie paid a visit to the local Scottish SPCA Rescue & Re-homing Centre to hear about their important work caring for and re-homing a range of animals.
The Dumbarton MSP got up close to cats, ferrets, dogs and even a tortoise during the visit ahead of the centre’s open day this weekend on Sunday 30th July.
It is the first open day at the centre since the Covid pandemic and will give people from the local community a chance to meet the team, play games and win raffle prizes. There will also be a bouncy castle and ice cream van to keep the younger members of the family happy.
The centre has seen a sharp drop in the number of donations received in recent years and would be delighted to receive donations of food, old sheets, blankets and newspapers as well as raffle prize donations ahead of the event.
Jackie Baillie said: “I want to thank the staff at the Scottish SPCA’s Rescue & Re-homing Centre for such a warm welcome.
“I am concerned about the drop in the volume of donations and understand that with the cost of living crisis, it is difficult for people to be able to afford extra items in their regular shop. I would urge anyone who can afford it to drop in some donations, even just a small amount and they will be gratefully received.
“The staff at the Scottish SPCA’s Dunbartonshire Rescue & Re-homing Centre do a wonderful job in caring for these animals and when I visited, it was clear how much they love their work and the animals in their care.
“There are many reasons why animals come into the charity’s care and I commend the staff for the excellent work they do to protect and nurture them. Their ultimate goal however is to find the animals their forever home.
“The open day on Sunday 30th July will give members of the community a perfect chance to find out more about the valuable work which the Scottish SPCA undertakes.”