Scottish SPCA

Scottish SPCA

Our mission to Rescue, Rehabilitate, Rehome and Release, enables us to help animals across the country. We are Scotland’s only animal welfare charity that deals with domestic, farm and wild animals. We have nine Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centres across Scotland and one dedicated National Wildlife Rescue Centre.

Facts about our job

  • We receive no government funding so rely entirely on generous donations from the public.
  • We are separate from the RSPCA.
  • We spearhead Operation Delphin, a multi-agency task force set up to tackle the illegal puppy trade.

The Scottish SPCA is Scotland’s animal welfare charity.  We are dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, rehoming, and releasing animals back into the wild.

We are the only charity in Scotland that helps every kind of animal – domestic, wildlife and farm animals.  We are proud of our policy to never put a healthy animal to sleep.

We were founded in 1837 and in 2019, we celebrate our 180th year.

We have nine animal rescue and rehoming centres across Scotland and one dedicated National Wildlife Rescue Centre.

In 2018, we received over 202,000 calls to our confidential animal helpline.

Our animal rescue officers and inspectors responded to 90,000 incidents.

We found forever homes for over 5,000 animals and we reunited almost 1,000 stray animals with their owners.

2018 was a record breaking year for our wildlife centre.  We released almost 6,000 animals back into their natural habitat and cared for 7,500 birds, 193 seals and 1,400 hedgehogs.

By educating, we believe we can improve animal welfare in Scotland and prevent animal cruelty now and in the future.

In 2018, our education officers reached over 245,000 school children across the country.  We visited 1,269 primary schools to deliver our ‘Prevention through Education’ programme.