Scottish SPCA welcome Brendan O’Hara to Dumbarton Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre

The Scottish SPCA was delighted to welcome MP Brendan O’Hara to their animal rescue and rehoming centre in Dumbarton.

Brendan O'HaraWe introduced Brendan 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 Brendan to our centre here in Dumbarton where he met lots of our resident animals including the big softie that is Duke.

“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 aims from increasing the maximum prison sentence for animal cruelty and more topically, tackling the illegal puppy trade.

“Our #SayNoToPuppyDealers campaign is a huge part of our aim to help educate the public and show the real damage unscrupulous traders are causing both breeding bitches and puppy’s alike.

“We see and feel the consequences of the illegal puppy trade every day at the Society and public support and awareness is essential in bringing an end to this horrific trade.”

Brendan O’Hara, MP for Argyll and Bute said, “I am deeply honoured to have had a tour of the Dumbarton Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.  The work and dedication of the team is testament to our collective love for animals in Scotland.

"Whilst their work is invaluable – it is even harder when they are dealing daily with the fall out of so-called ‘puppy-farming’.  There’s nothing cute about puppy farming, it’s cruel, it’s inhumane and it’s growing. 

"If you’re contemplating a new addition to the family please please exercise caution and don’t encourage these unscrupulous traders.  Right now, there are dozens of perfect pets waiting for a new home at Milton and other Rehoming centres around Scotland.  The Rehoming Centres should always be your first port of call – but I can’t guarantee Duke will still be there!”.

 

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