Staff at an Aberdeen home for stray cats and dogs say they still need help to complete a revamp of the centre.
Workers at Mrs Murray’s Cat and Dog Home began raising money last year to upgrade the outdoor area and construct a meeting room.
Currently, the home has £16,000 in donations from businesses and organisations, but hopes to achieve £5,000 still needed for the complete the upgrade.
Marie Simpson, manager at the Seaton home, said: “It’s great that we were able to raise this amount from the people who donated.
“We have them to thank, but we thought about how we can raise more funds to help with the last bit of it.”
The home opened a Just Giving page online where the public can donate.
They will put the money towards finishing the construction of the meeting room, the landscaping and looking to incorporate a sandpit to help dogs with their training.
Marie added: “We wanted to create a positive experience for rehoming and decided to introduce a meeting room.
“In this separate space, dogs can be introduced to potential pet owners without the rest of the dogs in the kennel making noise.
“The Aberdeen weather is also not the best for meeting new pets; it’s not pleasant for the dog, public, or staff.”
Additionally, the space benefits pet owners with existing dogs who’d like to introduce them to another potential dog.
Marie Simpson encourages the public to contact them if they have ideas they would like to contribute.
Marie added: “We’re hoping people will have ideas on what to paint on the mural inside the meeting room.
“We’re thinking of maybe holding a competition for a design that can go on the wall.
“Something to brighten up the place and make people and the dogs happier.”
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