Scottish SPCA welcome Angus MacDonald to their National Wildlife Rescue Centre

The Scottish SPCA was delighted to welcome local MSP Angus MacDonald to their National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross.

Angus MacDonaldWe introduced Mr MacDonald to a number of animals in their care whilst providing him with a behind the scenes tour.

Scottish SPCA Chief Executive Kirsteen Campbell said, “We were delighted to welcome Angus to our wildlife rescue centre, based here in Alloa.

“It’s great to be able to showcase the fabulous work done by the team here at the centre and talk more widely about the Society’s achievements when it comes to rescuing and rehabilitating wild animals, to the broader issues of tackling the illegal puppy trade and increasing the maximum sentencing for animal cruelty. 

“Our wildlife centre has a huge amount of support from the local community and it’s great to be able to meet with community representatives like Angus.”

Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald, said, “It was great to get along to see the work going on at the Scottish SPCA’s National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross, and get an insight into the work the charity is carrying out in our communities.

“Animal safety and welfare is something which is close to the heart of the vast majority of Scots. Indeed, as a nation of animal lovers, we pride ourselves in the way we look after our pets, however it is extremely unfortunate and heartbreaking that some can be mistreated, or wildlife can become injured or the victims of cruelty. That is why the work of the Scottish SPCA is invaluable and I commend each and every Scottish SPCA officer for the premium service they provide, day in day out, in looking after wildlife in distress, or pets who have become the victims of circumstance.

“My thanks go to Kirsteen Campbell, Chief Executive along with Mike Flynn, Chief Superintendent and Colin Seddon, Centre Manager, and the staff at Fishcross for welcoming me along to see the tremendous work going on at the National Wildlife Rescue Centre, and I look forward to seeing their presence and good work continue in the communities of my Falkirk East constituency in the future.”

Scottish SPCA Wildlife Assistant with deer fawns

Wildlife rescue

Every year the Scottish SPCA rescues thousands of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.

In 2017 we cared for over 9,600 wild animals - a new record!

We help every kind of wild animal in Scotland and are the only national animal welfare charity which rescues birds.

Find out more about our wildlife rescue work.