Prestigious award for animal charity

The SCOTTISH SPCA has received an award from Angus Council for their free ‘Prevention through Education’ programme for primary schools.

The charity was presented with the ‘Partners in Learning’ certificate for their valuable contribution to the development of learning, life and work within Angus schools.

The Scottish SPCA, who have reached almost 5,000 pupils in the area so far this year, received the award from director of education at Angus Council, Neil Logue, at a ceremony at Carnoustie Golf Hotel on August 28.

Chief Inspector Brian Cowing said: “This was a very proud moment for local Scottish SPCA inspectors, animal rescue officers and education officers as we believe that encouraging young people to treat animals with the care and respect they deserve is vital to prevent cruelty in the future.

“While the majority of cases we investigate are the result of ignorance and neglect rather than outright cruelty, sadly, the abuse of animals continues to be a serious issue in Scotland.

“We are confident we’ll see the benefits of our education programme in the years to come and it’s fantastic that our work with children in the local area has been recognised.”