Ayrshire animal rescue and charity appeals for newspapers

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An Ayrshire animal rescue charity is appealing for donations of old newspapers as their supply is desperately low.

The SPCA’s Ayrshire and South West Scotland Animal Rescue and Placement Center near Mainholm needs newspapers to line the pens for small animals in their care, like Skippy and Sweep rabbits.

The association only has a handful of newspapers left, which are used to keep the animals clean and dry.

Marion Hainey, director of the center, said: “We are desperately short of our newspaper supply, so we hope there will be people nearby who can donate their old papers.

“Newspapers are a great material to use as a base for cages to catch the inevitable mishaps.

“Donating old newspapers will allow us to keep Skippy, Sweep and all of our little pets in a clean and hygienic environment while we wait to find their forever homes. “

The center cannot accept any magazine or paper containing staples as these could be harmful to the animals.

And the papers must be wrapped before being placed in the donation bins outside the center.

Marion added: “If anyone can spare some old paper – our little animals aren’t picky between tabloids and large-format newspapers – then please drop them in a secure bag in the donation bins outside our center.”

• Items, including recycling your old Ayrshire poles, can be dropped off at Scottish SPCA, Millview, Mainholm Road, Ayr, KA6 5HD.


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