Scottish Labour’s Neil Findlay has applauded the efforts of animal welfare charity, the Scottish SPCA, in West Lothian this year.

This year has been a challenging year for everyone, including the Scottish SPCA who have continued to prioritise the welfare of animals in West Lothian and beyond. Their work has been strengthened by the passing of the Animals and Wildlife (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament.

In West Lothian, the SSPCA has:

  • Attended 1,395 incidents
  • Answered 119,564 calls
  • Rehoused 192 animals
  • Reunited 19 strays

Across Scotland, the charity designed and provided a free education programme, which reached 48,798 children before schools closed.

Since lockdown, the SSPCA has reminded people to ‘Don’t forget the animals’ and call them whenever is necessary. Additionally, they have launched campaigns to help animals and people affected by domestic abuse as well as working with partners across the UK to ensure consistent advice around the coronavirus pandemic.

Neil Findlay MSP said:

“Thanks the Scottish SPCA, the welfare of animals in West Lothian and beyond has continued to be prioritised during the coronavirus pandemic. I would like to put on record my thanks to them for their efforts over the past year.

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