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SHONA ROBISON MSP ENCOURAGES CONSTITUENTS TO GIVE ANIMALS A NEW HOME

19 Sep 2018

LOCAL MSP VISITS SSPCA TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WORK AT REHOMING CENTRE

MSP for Dundee City East, Shona Robison, has commended the local work of the SSPCA following a visit to the Rehoming Centre for Angus, Fife and Tayside, and called on constituents looking for a pet to consider rehoming an animal themselves.


The local MSP visited the centre on Friday to see behind the scenes at the Scottish SPCA and learn more about the local rehoming needs of animals within Dundee and the surrounding areas.


A wide variety of animals in need of rehoming are cared for at the centre, including; cats, dogs, rabbits, snakes, fowl, reptiles, rodents, birds and fish. The animals have come from a variety of backgrounds, and in some cases need to be rehomed following abandonment, neglect and / or abuse.


Ms Robison was given a special tour behind the scenes by Elliot Hay, Centre Manager, and Sharon Comrie, Superintendent. The tour offered the Dundee City East MSP a unique opportunity to see the variety of animals catered for first-hand, and to learn more about the work of the SSPCA staff in caring for and supporting them while awaiting their new homes.


Commenting, Shona Robison MSP said:


“It’s been a fascinating visit behind the scenes at the Rehoming Centre in Dundee and I’m grateful to the team for showing me around. The variety and number of animals taken care of here is far more than many may realise, and everyone single one has their own individual needs.
“The work being done for local animals by the SSPCA here is genuinely remarkable.


“Rather than visiting a pet store, I would strongly encourage any constituent interested in looking to give an animal a home to visit the centre. All of the animals here deserve to have a second chance.”


Elliot Hay, Centre Manager, added:


“As Shona has seen, we have a huge variety of animals that are in the centre; from birds, rabbits, cats, rodents, to reptiles. They’re becoming more and more exotic and different every day. Hopefully, visits from politicians such as Shona will help to raise a bit of awareness.


“This is the place to come if you want to look at rehoming an animal. There are so many unwanted animals in your area - come and see us!”


As well as serving the rehousing needs of Dundee’s animals, the Rehoming Centre supports animals from Fife and across Tayside as part of the Scotland-wide charity.

 

ENDS

 
NOTES TO EDITORS


Pictured (top photo): Shona Robison MSP with Elliot Hay, Centre Manager.


Pictured (bottom photo): Shona Robison MSP with staff from the SSPCA Rehoming Centre for Angus, Fife and Tayside.


For more information on the Scottish SPCA Rehoming Centre for Angus, Fife and Tayside, please visit:


https://www.scottishspca.org/rehome/our-centres/angus,-fife-and-tayside/
 
CONTACT DETAILS


Gavin Hugh
Senior Caseworker / Constituency Press Officer for Shona Robison MSP
Tel: 0131 348 6948
Email: dundee.east.media@dundeesnp.org

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