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Team brave Tough Mudder challenge to raise funds for Scotland’s animals

team wearing Scottish SPCA t-shirts covered in mud in muddy field

A team of our intrepid staff braved the infamous Tough Mudder challenge on Saturday 2 July.

Comprised of frontline staff working across Glasgow and the west of Scotland, including at the charity’s Ayrshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre, the group braved mud, freezing water and even electric shocks to raise vital funds for us.

Animal rescue officer Sheena MacTaggart, animal rescue officer Danielle Higgans, inspector Isla Bell, animal care assistant Alasdair Ratter and animal rescue officer Ryan Cannon are normally the ones getting animals out of sticky situations but took on the notorious challenge as our cause is so close to their hearts.

Sheena said, “The Tough Mudder course was challenging but we all had an amazing day.

“The worst obstacle for me was one you had to slide down the inside of a pipe into a metal container filled with ice cold muddy water - too deep to even stand - then hold your breath and swim under the water beneath a row of old tyres. I did feel a bit scared during that one!

“Despite all the mud, obstacles and electric shocks, it was all worth it to know we were raising money for such a worthwhile cause.

“My colleagues and I all work on the front line and we see first-hand how important the work that the Scottish SPCA does is for communities across Scotland.

“The Scottish SPCA doesn’t receive any government funding so we know that every penny we raise really makes a difference to the animals in our care.

“We’re hoping to come back next year and make it an even bigger team effort!”

Anyone who’d like to donate to the team’s JustGiving page can find it here:




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