Call for volunteers to help raise funds for Scottish SPCA

Kind-hearted Brechiners are being asked by an animal welfare charity to help to do their bit to help raise money for animals in need.

The Scottish SPCA, which is in it’s 175th year, is calling on residents to help raise cash and volunteer to help abused, abandoned and injured animals.

The campaign to get more people involved comes as the Scottish SPCA get’s ready to celebrate it’s ‘Rehoming Week’, which runs from March 17 to March 23.

The charity are seeking volunteers to help boost their funds by shaking a collection tin in their area.

Lesley Clarke, who is the manager of the charity’s Angus, Fife and Tayside Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Petterden, explained: “Every year our centre cares for hundreds of neglected, mistreated and unwanted animals and 2014 is proving to be just as challenging.

“During Rehoming Week we have opportunities to fund-raise throughout the area and we’d be very grateful if people who love animals can get behind our appeal and help.

“Even if someone can only spare an hour or two to shake a collection tin, their time and efforts would be hugely appreciated.

“It’s something we always say because it’s true, every pound and penny raised really does make a difference and gives animals in desperate need of our help a second chance in life.”

The call for more help comes after the charity revealed that they dealt with 228,143 calls to their animal help line last year.

Investigations carried out by the Scottish SPCA resulted in 58 people receiving a variety of ownership bans.

During 2013, they rehomed 6,563 animals, and another 2,939 animals were released back in to their natural habitat.

Anyone in the Brechin and Edzell area who would like to help raise funds for the Scottish SPCA can contact the fund raising team on 03000 999 999 or email