an item


We're always so grateful for donations. Check which items we can and can't accept here.


Find out more



We think rescue pets make great pets! We also believe everyone who gives a rescue animal a second chance and a place in their home and heart is fantastic too.


Meet the animals



We rescue animals and nurse them back to health before finding them loving new homes or releasing them back into the wild.


Find out more



Investigating abuse across Scotland, we're proud to be at the forefront of preventing cruelty to animals.


More on prevention



So these are the things that keep us busy everyday - if that's inspired you to help you can support us by making a donation, becoming a member, taking part in an event and more...


Support us

Appeal for information after sick dog found in Coatbridge

We are appealing for information after seriously ill Staffordshire bull terrier was found on 12 January. The dog was found as a stray and handed in to Coatbridge police station by two members of the public. Scottish SPCA inspector Jack Marshall said, “The dog was a female white and tan...

Read more

Ringo and Rory's rehoming 'tail'

Ringo and Rory were rehomed from our Lanarkshire centre in April 2021. Their new owners describe them as the sweetest little boys, and say the pair have settled in extremely well. They were devastated at losing their beloved cat last January and were reluctant to rehome again, but as soon...

Read more

Wildlife in Winter


It's time for hedgehogs to hibernate! But if you see one out and about in daylight at this time of year, it may need a helping hand. 

Find out more about hedgheogs


At this time of year, we can end up caring for up to 200 grey seals. If you come across one on the coast, please heed our advice.

Find out more about seals


General Advice

If you are wondering if you should call our animal helpline the questions and answers below may be helpful.

If you see an animal in danger or which appears to be injured please call our animal helpline immediately on 03000 999 999.

Unfortunately, we cannot receive concerns about an animal’s welfare by email.

Our helpline is open 7.30am – 9pm March to October and 7.30am – 8pm November to February.

Our helpline advisors are also available to offer animal welfare advice if you require it.

Yes. All calls to our animal helpline are in strict confidence and can be made anonymously if necessary. Calls are subject to the Data Protection Act 1998.

When you call our animal helpline to report an incident our helpline advisors will ask you for key information, such as where and when the incident took place, and any information you may have about who is responsible.

When we have these details, one of our inspectors will investigate further.

Scottish SPCA inspectors are authorised to enforce the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006, which means we can report cases of suspected animal cruelty to the Crown Office. While we receive no government funding, we are the only animal welfare charity in the UK with this status.

On occasion, our inspectors will issue advice to animal owners to help improve animal welfare standards. We may also issue an animal welfare notice which is legally enforceable, or submit a report to the procurator fiscal who will decide if the owner should be prosecuted.