Animals are often abandoned at this time of year when people realise that a pet isn’t just for Christmas and the novelty of being a pet owner has worn off with their festive hangovers.
Cats and dogs are being discarded like old Christmas trees and if it wasn’t for the sterling work of organisations across the country, these poor animals would be left to fend for themselves.
It’s also been reported that many people got pets during lockdown but, as life started to return to normal and fewer people were working from home, these animals were being taken to rescue centres.
Thankfully, we have brilliant people working round the clock to ensure no unloved pets are going to suffer and we are going to support them by bringing our readers all the latest animals that are looking for new owners to love them the way they deserve to be.
The Scottish SPCA Angus, Fife and Tayside centre is one of nine rescue and rehoming centres across Scotland. Their dedicated animal care staff and volunteers go above and beyond to care for and rehabilitate injured, abused or neglected animals. The centre provides a safe haven to rescue animals from the region.
It first opened in July 1995 and was purpose built to offer a sanctuary for animals in a rural area close to Dundee. The centre has six dog kennels, six cat units, 11 units for rabbits that can also be used for small animals such as guinea pigs and ferrets, an aviary which can house up to 20 larger birds and space to accommodate vivarium, rodent cages and bird cages.
Last year, the centre cared for nearly 500 animals. The most common animals in its care were cats, dogs and birds. There are lots of animals waiting to find their forever homes at the centre, but you can help in other ways too, such as donations of food, treats, or other items which can help provide care for the animals.
Don’t miss next week’s paper, our website, Facebook and Twitter; who knows, you might help us find loving homes for our furry friends.