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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-05575

Scottish SPCA Pet Aid Service

Submitted by: Maurice Golden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Donald Cameron, Finlay Carson, Maggie Chapman, Sharon Dowey, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Christine Grahame, Jamie Greene, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Bill Kidd, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Stuart McMillan, Douglas Ross, Mark Ruskell, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle

That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish SPCA Pet Aid service, which it understands is being introduced on 2 August 2022 to support those impacted by the cost of living crisis; recognises what it sees as the critical service that the Scottish SPCA provides to support people and their pets, particularly those impacted by the cost-of-living crisis; understands that the Scottish SPCA expects a greater influx of animals into its animal rescue and rehoming centres for reasons such as neglect, abandonment and relinquishment, which, it believes, will add to the pressure that their frontline services already feel; welcomes that the Scottish SPCA’s Pet Aid programme will provide what it sees as an invaluable form of support to pet owners in 12 local authority areas in Scotland, and understands that Pet Aid is a pilot project, which the Scottish SPCA is fully committed to expanding to help people and pets nationwide.