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THE Scottish SPCA are encouraging animal lovers to consider giving a rescue pet a second chance at happiness.

Staff at the charity are hoping to find new homes for the dogs, cats, rabbits, small furries, horses, exotics and other pets in their care in a special Rehoming Week, which runs until tomorrow.

Scottish SPCA chief superintendent Mike Flynn said: "In 2013, our animal rescue and rehoming centres found loving owners for over 6500 animals, many of which had been abused, abandoned and neglected or were no longer wanted.

"This year is proving to be every bit as challenging and right now there are hundreds of animals in our care that are ready and waiting for a fresh start.

"Because we never put healthy animals to sleep, we are regularly operating at full capacity. So the sooner we can find our animals new homes with fantastic owners, the sooner we have space for another pet in need.

"Many people might not realise that we rescue and rehome many types of animals, from dogs, cats, rabbits and small furries to bearded dragons, horses, domestic birds and more.

We think r pets and raisi Rehoming We "rescue animals make great raising awareness is what Week is all about."

Here are just a few of the needy looking for new homes.


SWEETOLDER cat aged 11 who needs a quiet retirement home where she can laze around between meals and cuddles

FURRYNETHERLAND Dwarf rabbit is very friendly and would benefit from living with another neutered rabbit

SHELL-TER Yellow-bellied slider looking for new home with friend Brac. They need a large tank with a hot spot for basking

FUNTHIS handsome big ferret was found running around on his own. He is playful, very friendly, good to handle and full of mischief

CHEEKYJACK Russell, four, is playful but needs a quiet home with no children

NERVY 18-month-old rabbit looking for a nice family home. He's a little timid but with some attention will be a loving bunny

CHALLENGEADULT male bearded dragon came to shelter when his owner died. He can be grumpy so is best suited to a knowledgeable and experienced owner

SOCIABLEFOUR-year-old abandoned staffie is always excited to meet new people. She had a dislocated hip corrected but is now fit and healthy

CUTEHAMSTER was found straying in the winter weather. She was cold and dirty when she was rescued but is feeling better now and needs a loving home

GIANT Lady rabbit, held by SPCA's Jemma Barbour, will need a roomy hutch and run, but will make a great pet FRIENDLY Six-month-old cat looking for a new home that offers her plenty of attention

COLOURFULBUT rosella parrot but is not hand-tame. She would be suitable to live either in an indoor cage or an aviary

TRICKY4-5ft pine snake is good to handle but not suitable for a first-time snake owner. Porkie needs special accommodation so do your research

BIG EYES Six-year-old black lab likes to potter about and go for walks. He can be a little nervous, so would suit a home without young children. Could live with another dog

To rehome one of these pets call the Scottish SPCA's Edinburgh and Lothians centre on 03000 999 999.
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Date:Mar 22, 2014
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