Animal lovers in Aberdeenshire are being encouraged to consider giving rescue pets a second chance at happiness.
Staff at The Scottish SPCA’s Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Drumoak are hoping to rehome 54 dogs, cat, rabbits, small furries, horses and other pets in their care.
The appeal is part of Rehoming Week, which runs from May 8-14, and aims to raise awareness of the benefits of rehoming a rescue pet.
Centre Manager Graeme Innes said: “Last year our centre found wonderful new homes for nearly 600 pets but there’s always more we can do to raise awareness of the number of rescue animals in our care and that’s what Rehoming Week is all about.
“Many of the animals at our centre were rescued from lives of abuse or neglect and some were even discarded like rubbish when their owners decided they no longer wanted to look after them.
“Because we never put healthy animals to sleep, we are regularly operating at full capacity so the sooner we can find our animals new homes the better as this frees up space for more pets in need.
“A pet is a long-term commitment and potential owners must have the time, commitment and resources available to provide for their needs, including paying for any vet bills required.
“Anyone thinking of taking on a pet is more than welcome to come along to our centre to discuss rehoming and meet some of our fantastic animals for themselves.”
The Scottish SPCA’s Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre is open from 10am-4pm Wednesday to Monday.
Potential owners can also contact the centre on 03000 999 999, or visit the rehoming section on the Scottish SPCA website here: www.scottishspca.org/rehome/.