SSPCA announces young person award

Scottish SPCA Education'Pic Peter Devlin
Scottish SPCA Education'Pic Peter Devlin

The Scottish SPCA is inviting nominations for its new Young Person Animal Welfare Award.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity has launched the award scheme to recognise young people who have either helped animals or demonstrated good animal welfare practices.

Nominees must be under 18-years-old and can be nominated as an individual or a group.

Scottish SPCA education manager Gilly Mendes Ferreira said: “We’re really excited about launching our Young Person Award.

“This is the first year that members of the public can nominate a person or group that they think is deserving of recognition.

“It could be that a young person has helped animals by asking an adult to call our helpline to save an animal in distress, by showing exceptional dedication to an animal or in another way.

“The young people of today are the pet owners of the future and we want to encourage them to treat animals with the care and respect they deserve.”

The closing date for nominations is August 5, 2011, and the winners will be announced during Scottish Animal Week in September.

Anyone who would like to nominate a person or group for the Young Person Animal Welfare Award can do so by calling 03000 999 999. You can also make a nomination by emailing education@scottishspca.org.