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Newspapers needed for Ayrshire centre


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

We use newspapers to line the enclosures of the Guinea pigs, ferrets and rabbits in our care, like S’mores.

Centre manager, Lynda Hourston, 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 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 rabbits like S’mores, and all of our other small 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, Millview, Mainholm Road, Ayr, KA6 5HD.




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