Loving homes sought by SSPCA for rescue pets

A rescue rabbit in need of a loving home
A rescue rabbit in need of a loving home

Animal lovers in Angus are being urged to give a rescue animal a second chance at happiness by offering them a new home.

Loving homes are currently being sought for the dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals that are cared for by the Scottish SPCA centre at Petterden, between Dundee and Forfar.

A spokesman said that they were keen to find new homes for many of the animals during their Rehoming Week which runs from March 17 to March 23.

Centre manager Lesley Clark said that last year they managed to find new homes for 545 pets but she said there was always more that could been done to raise awareness of the number of rescue animals in their care.

“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,” said Lesley.

“It’s heartbreaking to think about, but local people can help by giving one of these pets a second chance,” she added.

She explained that, because they never put healthy animals to sleep, they were regularly operating at full capacity so the sooner they could find homes for their animals the better.

“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, a pet is a long-term commitment,” she said. The is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.