SSPCA launches appeal for fundraisers

The Scottish SPCA is appealing to kind hearted people in Angus to help raise funds for abused, abandoned and injured animals by volunteering.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity is urging locals to get involved this Scottish Animal Week, which runs from August 31 to September 5, by shaking a collection tin in their area.

Elliot Hay, manager of the charity’s animal rescue and rehoming centre near Dundee, said: “Last year our centre took in over 600 animals and we need the support of the public more than ever.

“As an animal welfare charity, we receive no government or lottery funding and rely on the generosity of animal lovers to continue our vital

“During Scottish Animal Week we have opportunities to fundraise throughout the Angus and Tayside area and we’d be really grateful if locals can get behind our appeal and help.

“Door-to-door fundraising can be carried out between Monday and Friday, while people can hold street collections on the Saturday.

“We encourage people to have a bit of fun and some of our past volunteers have dressed up in costumes or taken a canine friend along with them. Even if someone can only spare an hour or two to shake a collection tin, their time and efforts would be hugely appreciated.”

Anyone who would like to help fundraise for the Scottish SPCA can contact the fundraising team on 03000 999 999 or email