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SSPCA make urgent cash plea as donations slashed due to Corvid-19

By Alan Beresford

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THE Scottish SPCA has been hit hard by the effects of coronavirus and has launched a desperate appeal for donations for the animals in its care.

The SSPCA urgently need donations of cash and suppplies to help care for a wide range of animals.
The SSPCA urgently need donations of cash and suppplies to help care for a wide range of animals.

Scotland's animal welfare charity had to make the difficult decision to close all of its nine animal rescue and rehoming centres to the public to protect staff and visitors from the spread of coronavirus. This means rehoming has had to cease during this time.

Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre manager Louise Griese said, “This is a very difficult time for us.

"Our team is working incredibly hard to continue to provide the animals with the care they need and to maintain their routine.

“Our helpline is still operating and our rescue officers and inspectors are still on the ground rescuing injured and abused animals across Scotland.

“Therefore, we will still have animals coming in with none being rehomed at this time.

“It can be a struggle to keep up with hungry mouths to feed.

“Due to the uncertain times right now, and people not being able to leave the house, we are receiving less donations than usual.

“But, it’s not all doom and gloom, our animals are still receiving the care and rehabilitation they need. As far as they are concerned it’s business as usual!“We are in need of a selection of items but in particular, tins of dog and cat food. Some of the dogs we are caring for are on a special diet so they are in need of sensitive dry food. We also need a good supply of disinfectant.

“Hand sanitiser is another thing we desperately need but due to the increased prices we would not expect members of the public to donate this.

“We don’t want people dropping food at our centres due to the government guidelines so we are asking that food be donated from our Amazon wishlists.”

Donations can be purchased from the centre’s Amazon wishlist https://amzn.to/2UGmGYj.

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