Keep pets safe in the snow

As heavy snow has hit most of Scotland, we are urging pet owners to ensure their furry, feathered and scaled friends are all safe from the #BeastFromTheEast. 

ediAnimal rescue and rehoming centre superintendent Sharon Comrie said, "Rabbits, ferrets and guinea pigs should be brought inside, or into a shed or garage. If left outside they should have plenty of extra bedding and an insulated hutch and you should check their water bottles have not frozen. 

"Care should be taken when walking dogs as they should stay away from frozen rivers and lakes. 

"Cats should have constant access to the indoors or an outbuilding with a warm, dry sleeping area. 

"Outdoor aviaries housing domestic birds should be made wind proof and kept damp free. 

"Wild birds can often struggle to find food during the winter months so help them out by leaving seeds and fat balls and water outside for them." 

Sharon added, "our amazing centre staff who despite the severe weather are ensuring that all the animals in our care are fed, watered and snuggly warm." 

Anyone concerned about the welfare of an animal should contact our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.