A kind-hearted animal welfare worker is urging people to follow her lead and give a rescue pet a home.
The Scottish SPCA’s rehoming week runs until Sunday, and staff at the charity’s centre in Drumoak are appealing for help.
Louise Griese, from Montrose, is an animal care assistant at the centre and gave Buck, a lurcher, a new home last year.
Sadly, her four-legged friend recently died due to underlying health issues but the 28-year-old said she wouldn’t change a minute of the time they had together.
She said: “Buck was in an awful state when he was rescued. He was severely underweight and was really frightened.
“It was amazing to see his transformation into a happy dog and I feel so privileged that I’m the one who got to take him home.
“Although Buck is sadly no longer with us and it was tough losing him, I cherish the year I had with him and would still do it all over again if I had the choice.
“As I work for the society I get to see first-hand the plight of many of the animals who come into our care. Taking on an animal who’s had a hard life is extremely rewarding and I would definitely encourage anyone thinking of taking on a pet to come along or have a look on our website.”
The Drumoak centre is open from 10am to 4pm seven days a week, and can be contacted on 03000 999 999.