Lending a helping paw to animal centres in Scotland

Amy Wilson with Mackie
Amy Wilson with Mackie
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Animal re-homing centres could get their paws on £10,000, thanks to a new grant scheme.

Charity Support Adoption for Pets is celebrating its 10th birthday by launching an initiative that will allow any animal rehoming charity to apply for £4000 or £10,000.

Twenty grants of £4000 are available through the new Helping Paws award with the donation to go towards items such as microchips and scanners.

The charity is launching this tier of the year-long grant scheme now ahead of the law change on microchipping in March.

For larger organisations in the area, Support Adoption For Pets will also award ten £10,000 grants to rescue centre for renovation projects.

This can include enrichment paddocks, fencing, exercise areas or renovations to upgrade existing kennels, catteries and animal housings.

Amy Wilson, charity manager at Support Adoption For Pets said: “We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our birthday than to introduce an exciting grant scheme. We want to appeal to as many rescues as possible in offering financial aid as every re-homing centre is hugely worthwhile, particularly in its local area.”

Visit www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk before February 26.