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Scottish SPCA appeals for pet food donations
“We know times are tough at the moment but we’d be so grateful for any donations to help pets and people who need it most” – Carrie Giannelli.
Supplies for the charity’s food bank service are running low.

The Scottish SPCA is asking members of the public to donate pet food to help families struggling with the cost of caring for their pets.

The charity’s Pet Aid scheme, which relies on public donations, is currently running low on supplies.

The service supplies pet food and other items to 69 food banks across Scotland with the help of 21 Pet Aid volunteers.

Nearly 12,000 daily meals for dogs and cats have been provided by the charity so far this year.

Pet Aid accepts donations of wet and dry dog and cat food that is unopened and in date. It also accepts donations of dog and cat treats that are unopened and do not contain rawhide.

Donations can be made at more than 50 donation points in Scotland or handed into any of the Scottish SPCA’s rescue and rehoming centres. The charity also has a Pet Aid Amazon wishlist to allow people to make donations online.

Scottish SPCA Pet Aid coordinator Carrie Giannelli said: “No one should have to give up a beloved pet because they can’t afford to feed them.

“We wouldn’t be able to provide this vital service without the generosity of the general public as we rely solely on donations.

“We know times are tough at the moment but we’d be so grateful for any donations to help pets and people who need it most.”

The list of donation points and a link to the Amazon wishlist can be found on the Scottish SPCA website.

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