The Scottish SPCA is committed to being here for all animals, always. But we can only do that because people like you are committed to being there for animals too.
We’ve seen incredibly high demand placed on our services over the past two years. In fact, since the start of 2020 our animal rescue officers and inspectors have responded to over 150,000 reports of animals in need. That’s the equivalent of almost 220 animals helped every single day. Many of our rescue centres have been close to or at capacity at times.
Despite this challenging time, thanks to the generous support of people like you we’ve been able to continue our work helping animals in communities across Scotland.
By donating today, you’ll be there for animals when they need it most and make a real difference to their lives.
Here are just some of the animals donations from people like you have helped
Daisy, an English foxhound, was bred as part of the multi-million-pound puppy trade we’re tackling head on. She was advertised as a beagle online by puppy dealers. Sold to an unsuspecting family with false vaccination records and an unregistered microchip, the people who bred her did not care one bit about her welfare. When the family realised she was a foxhound, they had to make the heart-breaking decision to give her up as they couldn’t provide the space or stimulation the breed needs.
When Daisy arrived with us, she was 18 weeks old and already showing a lot of the behavioural issues we come across regularly with puppy-farmed dogs. Daisy hadn’t learned basic things like how to play safely, so our team set-up a tailored rehab programme to help her learn what was okay and what wasn’t.
Thankfully, she found her forever home and even has another foxhound named Max to snuggle up to and play with.
Old girl Clementine was in a sorry old state when she came into our centre in Aberdeenshire as a stray. Aged over 10 and carrying cat flu, she weighed just 2.1kg. Her fur was badly matted so we had to shave her, and this poor lady had inflamed her skin from trying to clean her fur.
We got Clementine back on her feet but we discovered she had hyperthyroidism, which causes weight loss and increased urination. After three months of love and care, Clementine’s weight had grown to 2.8kg and her coat was as good as new.
Clementine found the perfect home with a lovely couple who had previously owned a cat with the same condition. She’s now known as Ellie.
Fay was abandoned in a park at less than eight weeks old. Dumped like rubbish and riddled with worms, she was severely dehydrated when we rescued her.
Fay didn’t even have the strength to lift her head when we saved her, and we had to hand-feed her to begin with. She needed around-the-clock care to recover.
After six weeks of non-stop treatment, Fay was fit enough to be rehomed. She’s now known as Maple.
Gentle giant Oscar had a tough start to life. He came to the UK from Europe, where he’d had his ears cropped and his tail docked.
These painful procedures would’ve been performed just to change the way he looked. His records say he was given away when he was just a 16-week old pup.
Oscar was rehomed twice but both times he was returned to us as his new owners struggled to cope. We were convinced someone just needed to give Oscar a chance. After five months in our care, the third time was the charm as Oscar found his forever family.
How your donations could help animals in need
covers the costs of food and care for an injured bird of prey at our wildlife centre for a day.
could pay for vaccinations, flea and worm treatments for an unwanted dog or cat so they are ready to find their forever home.
could cover the costs of food and care for a horse in one of our rescue centres for a day.