In recent times the SSPCA (Scotland Charity of the Welfare of Animals) has seen an increase in the number of animals in their care, according to the John O’Groat Journal. This has caused the Scottish animal charity to launch a week long rehoming drive in order to provide some of their long standing residents with a second chance at a happy life.
The rehoming centre located at Balmore, Scotland is desperately appealing for new homes with their new slogan ‘Rescue Pets make Great Pets’. The idea was raised after furry resident Cuddles the rabbit continues to look for a second home, after spending 5 long months in the rescue facility.
A Second Chance
Manager of the centre Jimmy Gunn told press: “We have lots of animals just like Cuddles who are ready and waiting for a loving family to take them home.
“We launched our new campaign this week because we know first-hand how rewarding it can be to give an animal a second chance in life. Many have had very tough pasts and some have never experienced life as part of a loving family, which is incredibly sad.”
It isn’t just furries friends like cuddles that need a new home though. The rescue centre also holds a great deal of small animals including birds, snakes, terrapins and fish, as well as cats and dogs – all in desperate need of our assistance.
A Lifelong Commitment
Although considering rescuing a pet is a fantastic thing to do, it’s essential to remember that this animal will need a loving home and on-going care for a number of years. Potential owners should think long and hard before adoption rather than on impulse, as sadly it just may not suit everyone.
The SSPCA found homes for 182 animals last year, but with the help of the rehoming drive, they are keen to push this figure up to ensure all of their temporary residents receive a new long home in the not too distant future.
For more information, check out the SSPCA website here.