The animal welfare charity hosts the week annually in September, and this year is taking the opportunity to celebrate being there for Scotland’s animals 365 days a year.
Scottish Animal Week will run from 23 to 29 September, and the Society hopes to raise vital funds over the week by asking the public to sign up to a 365 challenge.
The public will have the choice between taking on a gaming, fitness or DIY challenge where they can choose to fundraise in any way they like. They can also choose to pledge to take on a 365 challenge over the next year.
The Society could not be there all year round without the public’s crucial support.
Thanks to their supporters, in the last 365 days they have cared for 5540 domestic animals across their nine animal rescue and rehoming centres and 6542 wild animals at their dedicated National Wildlife Rescue Centre.
They were successfully able to remove 1682 animals from situations where they were being mistreated or neglected, found temporary foster homes for 68 animals, and found permanent homes for 3491 animals like Staffordshire bull terrier, Duke.
Anna Keen, manager of the Scottish SPCA Angus rehoming centre, said that Duke had been with the Petterden facility for quite some time before a new home was found for him.
She said: “Duke came in to the care of our centre after his owners could no longer care for him. He is a lively lad with boundless energy and a heart of gold.
“Despite this, Duke sadly had little interest. We even put out a few special appeals to try to find him the perfect home.
“Duke has some skin allergies that can flare up from time to time. This may incur veterinary costs for any potential new owner so we think this might be why he was overlooked.
“He is also a very bouncy and excitable dog! Our team worked hard with him, but he needed the right owner who could continue his training. After almost 300 days, Duke was finally rehomed.
“We are thrilled that after so long in our care, Duke is finally in the loving home that he deserves.”
The Scottish SPCA is proud to be there for animals like Duke 365 days a year. From hamsters to horses and every animal in between, their dedicated teams work tirelessly to give Scotland’s animals the best chance at a happy and healthy life.
The society could not do this without the amazing support of animal lovers across Scotland. It is the only animal charity in the UK which is able to report animal cruelty cases to the Crown, with reports of abuse being sent to the Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service.
It also receives no government funding and relies entirely on donations.
People can find out more about taking on a 365 fundraising challenge to support Scotland’s animals this Scottish Animal Week at https://fundraise.scottishspca.org/365challenge