Animal charity seeks volunteers

The Scottish SPCA is looking for volunteers to take part in its Rehoming Week fundraising.
The Scottish SPCA is looking for volunteers to take part in its Rehoming Week fundraising.

SCOTLAND’s animal welfare charity is on the look-out for volunteers.

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

The charity is urging local people to get involved in its Rehoming Week.

The event runs from March 18-24 and the organisation wants people to shake a collection tin in their area.

Graeme Innes, manager of the charity’s Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre, said that even if volunteers could only devote an hour or so to the fundraising venture, their help would be most welcome.

He added: “Every year our centre cares for hundreds of animals and 2013 is proving to be just as challenging.

“During Rehoming Week we have opportunities to fundraise throughout Aberdeenshire and we’d be very grateful if locals 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.”

Mr Innes said it was important to raise cash from Rehoming Week.

He said: “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.”

Anyone who would like to help raise funds for the Scottish SPCA can contact the fundraising team on 03000 999 999 or email fundraising@scottishspca.org