Give an abandoned animal a home in the New Year

THE Scottish SPCA’s Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre had 187 animals in its care on Christmas Day.

It was business as usual for dedicated staff at the Cardonald-based centre, which is open to the public all year round.

Centre manager Peter Fleming said: “It’s a sad reality that there are lots of animals without loving homes to call their own this Christmas time.

“Thanks to our staff, no animal here spent Christmas Day alone and they all got a wee treat from Santa too.

“It’s simply not an option for us to close over the holidays as the animals here rely on us and they don’t have anywhere else to go.

“We make sure they’re fed, watered and exercised every day as usual.”

Young animals are not rehomed between December 20 and 3 January 3 to prevent them being taken on by someone who wants a new pet for Christmas and hasn’t fully thought through their decision, but they can be reserved.

Pop in to the centre if you want to offer an animala home - it is open 10am to 4pm, seven days a week.