Scotmid is calling upon its customers to support the Scottish SPCA’s Rehoming Week which takes place from today until Sunday (13-19 May) by setting up a pop-up ‘rehoming wall’ featuring animals looking for a new home from local Scottish SPCA’s centres.
The call to action comes as more than 4,200 animals in Scottish SPCA care are looking for new homes. Last year, the charity found over 6,000 new homes for the animals in their care across Scotland.
Scotmid’s backing of the Rehoming Week campaign forms part of the retailer’s existing relationship with the Scottish SPCA as its charity of the year. Since the partnership started in September 2018, over £150,000 has been raised with more expected to follow before the end of August, which will all contribute towards the Scottish SPCA’s outreach programme to teach over 170,000 children in over 1,000 schools throughout Scotland about animal welfare.
John Brodie, Chief Executive of Scotmid Co-operative, said: “The Scottish SPCA is a cause close to the hearts of our members, staff and customers and, as our charity of the year, we’re eager to do all that we can to raise awareness of the great work they do.
“Rehoming Week is the perfect time to highlight the plight of local animals who are looking for homes in locations where we have stores and we hope that our rehoming wall in our stores goes some way towards helping these animals find fantastic new homes.”
Kirsteen Campbell, Chief Executive of the Scottish SPCA, said: “Rehoming Week is the perfect time to try and find the pets in our care loving new homes. It gives us the opportunity to spread the word about all the wonderful animals in our care and share information about the rehoming process with the public.
“We are so grateful for the support Scotmid staff have shown in their bid to back #RehomingWeek2019 and find loving forever homes for the animals in our care.”
Caption: Debbie Scott and Nicci Hill from Scotmid’s Balerno store along with Hannah Bruce from the Scottish SPCA and Arisi the Staffordshire Bull Terrier at the charity’s Balerno centre.