The Scottish SPCA was delighted when Santa Claus took time out of his busy schedule to visit all the animals being cared for at their Animal Rescue and Rehoming centres!
We have rehomed over 5,000 animals this year across Scotland, however many animals will be spending their first Christmas with us this year.
Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre Superintendent Sharon Comrie said, “The animals (and staff) had a jolly time when Santa came to visit!
“Our staff look after animals all year round, including Christmas day, so having Santa along with gifts and surprises was a well-deserved treat.
“We have been overwhelmed by the generous donations we’ve received at our centres across the country this Christmas and appreciate the additional support from the public at this time of year.
“We receive no government or lottery funding and we rely on the kindness and generosity of locals to continue our work rescuing and rehoming animals in Scotland each year.
“The gifts of blankets and cleaning products, and toys and treats really do make a world of difference to all our centres and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who supports the Society.”
Sharon continued, “Santa brought carrots for our resident Donkey Dexter in Aberdeen, biscuits for Eric the staffie in Lanarkshire, fun hats for our staff and lots of laughs and festive cheer.
“This year we will be closed to the public on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and the 2nd of January. Anyone who would like to pop in with any donations is more than welcome to do so between 10am-4pm (closed Tuesday’s).”