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Appeal for newspapers for centre in Lanarkshire

Kelly Ann and Dexi Lee

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

We use newspapers to line cages of small animals in our care such as rabbits and Guinea pigs. There are currently over 40 small animals in the centre.

Centre manager Gillian Boyle said, “We are running quite low on our newspaper supply so we are hoping there are people nearby who can donate old papers.

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

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

“Donating old newspapers will allow us to keep our rabbits and small animals in a clean and hygienic environment.

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

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

Items can be dropped at Scottish SPCA Lanarkshire, Bothwell Rd, Hamilton ML3 0SB.

If anyone is concerned about an animal, please do not hesitate to contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999. We need your support today. From as little as £1, you can save lives. Please support the Scottish SPCA today.