Shake a can for the Scottish SPCA

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The Scottish SPCA is appealing to kind hearted people in Carrick to help raise funds for abused, abandoned and injured animals by volunteering.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity is urging locals to get involved this Scottish Animal Week, which runs from 31 August to 5 September, by shaking a collection tin in their area.

Marion Hainey, manager of the charity’s animal rescue and rehoming centre in Ayr, said, “Last year our centre took in over 300 animals and

we need the support of the public more than ever.

“As an animal welfare charity, we receive no government or lottery funding and rely on the generosity of animal lovers to continue our vital work.

“During Scottish Animal Week we have opportunities to fundraise throughout the Ayrshire area and we’d be really grateful if locals can get behind our appeal and help.

“Door-to-door fundraising can be carried out between Monday and Friday, while people can hold street collections on the Saturday.

“Even if someone can only spare an hour or two to shake a collection tin, their time and efforts would be hugely appreciated.”

Anyone who would like to help can contact the fundraising team on 03000 999 999 or email

fundraising@scottishspca.org.