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Unusual donation for Aberdeenshire sensory garden from Serica Energy

dog looking through a life ring

We have received an unusual donation of life rings from Serica Energy. The retired rings are being put to good use in the Aberdeenshire centre’s sensory garden.

The ‘Wooftop’ sensory garden at the Aberdeenshire centre opened in 2019 and was funded by BrewDog. It provides a safe space for the many dogs who arrive at the centre under-socialised without basic learned behaviours. This is especially prevalent in dogs that have come from puppy farms that have never known life outside a kennelled environment.

Manager at the Aberdeenshire centre, Louise Griese, said, “We’re so grateful for the donation of these rings. We try to fill the sensory garden with as many different interactive objects as possible for the dogs to explore and we know they’ll love interacting with these.

dog sitting beside life rings

“The idea behind the garden is to provide dogs with sensory stimulation they will never have experienced before.

“The garden is full of different scents, and in the summer months there are dog friendly plants, which encourage them to use their senses and provides mental stimulation within the surroundings.”

We also have gardens at our animal rescue and rehoming centres in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire.

Johnny Pike, ESG Co-ordinator at Serica, said, “We are delighted that Serica’s retired life rings from our Bruce platform are being put to great use in the Scottish SPCA’s canine sensory garden!

“It looks like the dogs are really enjoying the latest additions to their garden and by upcycling our life rings we were not only able to help a great cause but to also stop unnecessary waste going to landfill.”

For more information on Scottish SPCA fundraising please email, call 03000 999 999 (opt 4).




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