Youngsters raise cash for animals

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The Scottish SPCA has received a kind donation from two young animal lovers who took part in a sponsored 4.5 mile walk from Drumore to the Mull of Galloway.

Courtney Smith and Alice Swettenham, both aged 12, raised a fantastic £105 and requested that the funds were used to sponsor a cat cabin and rabbit hutch at Dunragit Kennels in Stranraer, who care for and rehome animals on behalf of Scotland’s animal welfare charity.

The girls undertook the walk last month with Alice’s father and their springer spaniel named Cookie.

Centre manager Peter Baker said: “This was an incredibly kind donation from two very thoughtful young ladies.

“Sponsoring a space helps pay for the food and veterinary treatment of the animals looked after in that space for a whole year.

“As the Scottish SPCA relies solely on the generosity of the public to help care for abused, abandoned and neglected animals each year, every donation received is hugely appreciated.

“Last year we rehomed 49 dogs, 69 cats, 29 rabbits and 8 ferrets on behalf of the Scottish SPCA and 2013 is proving to be just as busy. We always have lots of pets looking for loving new homes and we’d encourage anyone thinking of take on an animal to come along.”

For further information on sponsoring an animal space please visit