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MOTHERWELL & WISHAW MSP SUPPORTS LOCAL ANIMAL REHOMING CENTRE

Clare Adamson MSP this week visited the Lanarkshire Rehoming Centre of the Scottish SPCA to learn about the work they are doing locally.

The Motherwell & Wishaw MSP was welcomed to the facility by Clare Aiton, Senior Animal Care Assistant and Chief Superintendent Mike Flynn, who gave the parliamentarian a behind-the-scenes tour and a chance to meet some of the Rehoming Centre’s current residents, including Eric the Mastiff who has been with the SSPCA for over 200 days.

The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Scottish SPCA) are Scotland’s animal welfare charity. Established over 175 years ago, the Scottish SPCA investigate animal abuse across Scotland with legislative powers to seize animals who are in danger of harm or neglect. As well as rehoming animals and investigating cases of neglect or abuse, the Scottish SPCA also deliver educational programmes in primary schools across Scotland.

Locally, the centre has rehomed 969 animals in Lanarkshire this year so far, over 300 dogs and nearly 400 cats, with Staffies being the most rehomed breed of dog. They are currently running Staffie Awareness Week (13-19 November) to raise awareness of how loving and friendly the breed is. Their campaign can be followed through #StaffieEverAfter.

Commenting, Clare Adamson MSP said:

“It was a pleasure to be invited along to my local Scottish SPCA rehoming centre. The team are doing great work across Lanarkshire to protect animals and find new homes for animals who have suffered neglect or harm”.

“I loved meeting Eric the Mastiff who has been with Scottish SPCA in Lanarkshire for over 200 days. I hope he finds a new home soon.”   

Scottish SPCA Chief Executive Kirsteen Campbell said

“We were delighted to welcome MSP Clare Adamson to our centre here in Lanarkshire.

“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 to tackling the illegal puppy trade.

“Our centre in Lanarkshire has real community support and it’s great to be able to meet with community representatives like MSP Clare Adamson.”

ENDS

Copyright 2015 Clare Adamson MSP

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