Back to Latest News

Raise funds to help animals like Missy by taking part in Step for Pets

Missy new home

We are asking members of the public to sign up to our Step for Pets Challenge and walk 10,000 steps every day in February to raise money for Scotland’s animals.

The funds raised will help us continue to be there for the many animals who come in to our care with specialist medical or behavioural needs. It can often take months, or even years, for these animals to find a home that is the right fit for them.

Once such animal was blind dog, Miss Piggy, who was in the care of our Angus, Fife and Tayside Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.

We were searching for an extra special home for the Patterdale terrier-cross. She’d sadly had little interest due to her condition, despite being a lovely and affectionate dog, and the we put out an appeal in the press and on social media to try and find her a home.

We are now happy to report that Miss Piggy, renamed Missy, has found a fantastic forever home with loving new owners.

Centre manager, Claire Faddel, said, “We are so happy that Missy is living her best life in her forever home!

“Missy was already blind when she came into our care. A pre-existing condition had caused the lens in one of her eyes to slip and she subsequently developed glaucoma in both eyes. Glaucoma is an extremely painful condition so our vet team took immediate action by giving her pain relief and removing her eyes.

“She recovered brilliantly thanks to the fantastic care of the veterinary team and our own animal care assistants and did not let her lack of eyes slow her down! She had already been blind on arrival but now she was blind without the pain.

“Since heading to her forever home her new owners say she has settled in really well and spends most of her time on someone's lap! She is always giving them cuddles and kisses, and sleeps all night between them.

“They also discovered that she is completely housetrained, and will wait by the door between her walks.

“Missy absolutely loves meeting other humans, and is learning slowly how to be friends with other dogs. 

“Her new owners told us they would love for people to see how wonderful it can be to rehome a special wee dog as Missy has already changed their lives for the better.

“We care for lots of animals like Missy who can be with us for months or even years until they’re ready to find their forever home. Sometimes they need lots of medical treatment or rehabilitation and others are just sadly overlooked. We’re proud to say that we care for animals as long as it takes for them to find a home and we love them like they’re our own pets until that perfect forever home comes along.

“Challenges like Step for Pets are so important as the funds raised allow us to keep doing the work we do and so that we can continue to be there for every animal and community in Scotland. Not to mention, they’re a great way to get out and stay active during the winter months when people might be lacking motivation!

“We’d be so grateful to everyone taking part and we know the animals in our care will be too.”

Anyone interested in taking part in the Scottish SPCA’s Step for Pets challenge during February can find out more and sign up here:




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. From as little as £1, you can save lives.

Please support the Scottish SPCA today.