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Scottish SPCA Inspector with dogThe Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Scottish SPCA) is Scotland's animal welfare charity.

We encourage kindness to animals, aim to prevent cruelty through education, investigate abuse, rescue animals in distress and find animals new homes.

Scottish Charity of the Year

In 2013 we were named Scottish Charity of the Year and People's Choice winners in the SCVO awards, which we were very proud to receive.

As an animal welfare charity, we receive no government or lottery funding and rely on public donations to continue our vital work rescuing and rehoming abused, abandoned and injured animals in Scotland.

Scottish SPCA inspectors and animal rescue officers save thousands of domestic, farm and wild animals from harm and danger every year, while our vets and staff in our wildlife rescue centre and animal rescue and rehoming centres look after, rehabilitate and rehome thousands more.

Visit our online animal rehoming section to view some of the animals needing new homes including dogs, cats, rabbits and other smaller animals who are all looking for someone to take care of them.

We run an animal welfare education programme in schools, communities and our largest centres. We also campaign for improved animal welfare standards.

Volunteers play a key role working with animals, supporting our education programme and fundraising in their local communities.

The Scottish SPCA is entirely separate from the RSPCA, which operates in England and Wales only. There is no such charity as the 'RSPCA Scotland' or 'Scottish RSPCA'

If you want to help an animal charity in Scotland, you can join the Scottish SPCA for just £1 a week.

You can read our 2012 Annual Review for more information about our work helping animals in Scotland.

If you know of an animal in danger or distress, please call our Animal Helpline: 03000 999 999.

The Scottish SPCA does not put healthy animals to sleep.

Scottish Charity No. SC 006467

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