The Scottish SPCA is appealing to animal lovers to donate food for the cats and dogs in the care of their animal rescue and rehoming centre in Aberdeenshire.
The centre at Drumoak is currently caring for 22 dogs and 26 cats, with both in need of wet and dry food.
For dogs, the charity is running particularly low on Forthglade, Harringtons, Lovejoys and wet food for adults or seniors, while also needing Gastrointestinal Biome biscuits.
For cats, the centre is in specific need of Felix or Whiskas jelly and Applaws natural wet food, while also needing James Wellbeloved biscuits for any age range.
Number of ways to donate
Items can be purchased from the centre’s Amazon wish list or via any other online retailer offering direct delivery to the centre.
Donations can also be handed into the centre reception, which is located on the A93 Aberdeen to Banchory road, between 1pm and 4pm daily.
Louise Griese, manager of Aberdeenshire Scottish SPCA Rehoming Centre, said: “We are currently caring for a high number of cats and dogs at the centre and have a lot of hungry mouths to feed.
“This food helps dogs like Pablo and cats like Norrie maintain a healthy weight while they await their forever home.
“We’d be so grateful for any donations that people can spare and we know the animals in our care will be too.”
Charity also helping those struggling to feed pets
As well as looking after the animals in its care, the Scottish SPCA is also working with foodbanks across the north and north-east to help those struggling to feed their pets.
Calls to the charity’s helpline have more than trebled due to the cost of living, prompting the launch of Pet Aid – a scheme that delivers cat and dog food to 16 foodbanks in Scotland, including Cfine in Aberdeen, The Haven in Stonehaven and Caithness Foodbank.
The Press and Journal, Evening Express, Energy Voice and Original 106 are working to raise awareness of the help available to anyone struggling this winter through our Big Christmas Food Appeal.
We’re fundraising for Cfine, who support communities across Grampian, the Highlands and Islands, but also working to shine a light on the amazing work of other groups and debunk some of the myths around food poverty – and who can get help.