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Appeal for newspapers for Aberdeen centre


The Scottish SPCA is appealing to animal lovers to donate old newspapers to its Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.

We use newspapers to line the enclosures of small and exotic animals in its care, like Twitch the rabbit.

Centre manager, Louise Griese, said, “We are running very low on our newspaper supply so we are hoping there are people nearby who can donate their old papers.

“Newspaper is a great material to use as a base for cages to catch the inevitable mishaps.

“We also use newspaper as bedding for new arrivals of exotic animals. They can’t burrow in to it, so is a great way for us to monitor them easily.

“We cannot accept any magazines or papers with staples in them as these could be harmful to the animals.

“Donating old newspapers will allow us to keep Twitch, and all our small and exotic animals in a clean and hygienic environment while they wait to find their forever homes.

“Papers do need to be bagged up before being put in the donation bins outside our centre.

“If anyone can spare any old newspapers – our animals aren’t fussy between tabloid and broadsheet - then please drop them off in a secured bag in the donation bin outside our centre.”

Items can be dropped at Scottish SPCA, Drumoak, Banchory AB31 5AJ.




If anyone is concerned about an animal, please do not hesitate to contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

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