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Scottish walk

With Spring inching closer, or at least trying to, dog owners across the country are already dreaming of longer and more pleasant walks with their dogs. So why not raise money for charity while you're at it?

The North Lanarkshire Supporter Group branch of the Scottish SPCA is appealing to animal lovers to take part in their sponsored dog walk on Sunday 21 May in Drumpellier Country Park, Coatbridge. The walk, starting at 1pm, is open to all dogs older than six months - provided that they all are on lead and not bitches in season, as that could cause some trouble with the boys!

Sharon Meiklejohn, Scottish SPCA Senior Community Fundraiser, said, “We’re calling on animal lovers to join us in our sponsored dog walk. Dog owners, friends, family members and enthusiastic walkers alike are all very welcome to come along, enjoy the walk and make a real difference to the lives of animals in their local communities.

“We don’t receive any government or lottery funding which means we rely on the public to be able to continue our work rescuing and rehoming animals in desperate need of our help.”

Anyone interested in taking part, or requesting sponsorship forms, may contact Mary Stewart on 01236 604040 or 07923 500684. The walk starts at 1pm and takes place around Drumpellier Country Park.