About the Scottish SPCA

The Scottish SPCA is Scotland's animal welfare charity.

We rescue animals in danger, find pets new homes, investigate abuse and prevent cruelty through our free Prevention through Education programme for Scottish schools.

Founded in 1839, the Scottish SPCA has been helping animals in Scotland for over 175 years.

We are the only animal charity in the UK recognised as a reporting agency to the Crown Office. This means our inspectors can enforce the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.

Donations are vital because we receive no government or lottery funding. Please help defenceless animals in Scotland by making a donation today.

Scottish Charity No. SC 006467

Dog rescued by the Scottish SPCA with new family

Please help

You can help save abused, abandoned and injured animals in Scotland by making a monthly donation to the Scottish SPCA

In 2016 we...

Found Homes For


Rescued Animals

Helped more than


wildlife casualties

Spoke To More Than



How we spend the funds we raise


Animal welfare


Fundraising and promotion


Essential administration