Staff at Stornoway’s health centre managed to stick to their yearly support for the SSPCA – despite being in the middle of a nationwide health crisis.

The Scottish SPCA yesterday (Thursday 14 January) thanked GPs and staff at  Stornoway Health Centre after they made a generous donation of dog and cat food to the local branch.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity said they were ‘overwhelmed’ by the support shown by the team, who carried out their annual collection of pet food for the Society despite the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.

Western Isles SSPCA inspector Calum Watt said: “We’re so grateful for all the support from the staff at the Stornoway Health Centre, especially Karen Hogg who organises the collection for us every year.

“Despite the challenges facing the NHS at the moment they’ve taken the time to do this for us and it means even more than normal knowing the pressure they’re under.

“We really can’t thank Karen and the whole team at the centre enough.

“We don’t receive any funding from the government so we rely entirely on kind donations such as this.

“Although our centres are currently closed to the public, our teams are working as normal with lots of hungry mouths to feed. Donations like this are invaluable to allow us to continue our work rescuing, rehabilitating, rehoming and releasing the animals of Scotland.”

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