Animal funds

By signing up for the 365 Challenge this Scottish Animal Week, you’ll help the Scottish SPCA be there when animals need it

The Scottish SPCA is delighted to celebrate Scottish Animal Week 2022.

The Scottish Animal Welfare charity hosts the week every September, and this year takes the opportunity to celebrate being there for Scottish animals 365 days a year.

Scottish Animal Week kicks off today, September 23rd, and will run until September 29th and the Society hopes to raise vital funds during the week by asking the public to sign up for a 365 challenge.

The public will have the choice between taking on a gaming, fitness or DIY challenge where they can choose to fundraise as they see fit!

They can also choose to commit to a 365 challenge over the next year.

The Society could not be here all year without the crucial support of the public.

Thanks to their supporters, in the past 365 days they have cared for 5,540 domestic animals at their nine animal rescue and placement centers and 6,542 wild animals at their National Wildlife Rescue Center.

They successfully removed 1,682 animals from situations where they were abused or neglected, found temporary foster homes for 68 animals, and found loving homes for 3,491 animals like the horse, Eigg.


Louise Griese, Scottish Center Manager at SPCA Aberdeenshire, said: “Eigg has been cared for by our center in connection with a major equine welfare case.

“She was an older lady, 26, and due to her involvement in an active court case, Eigg and the rest of her flock were long-term residents.

“Eigg was with us for a year and a half before we could finally start looking for his forever home, but it proved difficult due to his age as well as the need for special dental care and a diet. strict.

“After a fruitless six-month search, a special appeal has been made to help find Eigg the perfect home.

“His new owner Elaine saw that appeal and was the perfect match.

“After a total of 722 days, Eigg has finally been relocated.

“She is much loved at home and even made an appearance at her new mum’s wedding!

“We are thrilled that after so long in our care, Eigg is finally in the loving retirement home she deserves.”

The Scottish SPCA is proud to be there for animals like Eigg 365 days a year.

From hamsters to horses and everything in between, their dedicated teams work tirelessly to give Scotland’s animals the best chance of leading happy, healthy lives.

The Society could not do this without the incredible support of animal lovers across Scotland.

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