SSPCA are seeking volunteers

George the cat, who is being looked after by the Scottish RPCA after being hit by a car and found with a fractured pelvis and jaw
George the cat, who is being looked after by the Scottish RPCA after being hit by a car and found with a fractured pelvis and jaw

The Scottish SPCA is appealing to kind hearted people to help raise funds for abused, abandoned and injured animals by volunteering.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity is urging animal lovers to get involved this Scottish Animal Week, which runs from September 3-9, by shaking a collection tin in their area.

Scottish SPCA chief superintendent Mike Flynn said: “Last year our animal rescue and rehoming centres cared for a staggering 13,437 animals and 2012 is proving to be just as challenging.

“George the cat, who was found with a fractured pelvis and jaw after being hit by a car, is just one of the many animals we’re currently looking after. He is now recovering well after his operation, although he still has a wire in his jaw which will stay there for a few months until he has fully healed.

“Despite his obvious trauma, George is a gentle boy with a big personality who always comes running to greet anyone who enters the cattery. Seeing an animal like George recover in our care makes everything worthwhile and we’re hopeful he’ll soon find the new and loving home he deserves.

“As an animal welfare charity, we receive no government or lottery funding and rely on the generosity of the public to continue our vital work.

“During Scottish Animal Week we have opportunities to fundraise throughout Scotland and we’d be very grateful if locals can get behind our appeal and help.

“Even if someone can only spare an hour or two to shake a collection tin, their time and efforts would be hugely appreciated.It’s something we always say because it’s true, every pound and penny raised really does make a difference and gives animals in desperate need of our help a second chance in life.”

Anyone who would like to help fundraise for the Scottish SPCA can contact Michaela Rusack on 03000 999 999 or email fundraising@scottishspca.org.