Yesterday (Tuesday 31 July) the constituency MSP for the Black Isle visited Munlochy Animal Aid to see the sterling work they do to help rehome animals.
Kate Forbes MSP met with Iona Nicol, whose rehoming centre continues to be popular with people across the Highlands looking for a new pet.
Although it was traditionally known as a “cat and dog home”, Munlochy Animal Aid now hosts temporary tenants such as rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, fish and even horses, goats and sheep too.
Kate Forbes MSP, who grew up with two rehomed cats called Peter and Freckles and a dog called Bessie, said: “Like most other visitors to Munlochy Animal Aid, I fell in love with most of the adorable animals in need of a new home.
“Growing up, my family had two rehomed cats and a rehomed dog and it makes an enormous difference when animals can go to a new home.
“The level of abuse and neglect of pets is concerning, but it’s inspiring to see the work at Munlochy Animal Aid to change that.”
Across Scotland, centres like Munlochy Animal Aid care for thousands of abused, abandoned and injured animals every year.