ANIMAL lovers from Helensburgh and Lomond celebrated the Scottish SPCA’s annual Rehoming Week initiative by flocking to the charity’s Dumbarton animal rescue and rehoming centre for a special open day.

On a sunny Sunday, visitors came along in their numbers to hear all about the work that goes on at the centre and learn about the animals looking for their forever homes, as well as enjoy a day of family friendly fun.

On the day there was something for everyone with treasure hunts, a bouncy castle, face painting, a raffle, tombola, a Scottish SPCA inspector talk, home baking and more fun and games.

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There was even the chance to take part in a snake talk and handling session and examine the shedded skin of a large constrictor.

Judy Button, manager of the centre, told the Advertiser: “The open day was a great success.

“We welcomed lots of great supporters and had the opportunity to share the lifesaving work we do, rescuing and rehoming animals in the local community and across the whole of Scotland.

“We’re so grateful to everyone who attended, volunteered their time and everyone that donated amazing prizes.

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“Without the kindness of the public, we wouldn’t be able to continue to do what we do.

“We still have lots of animals in our care looking for their forever homes and we would encourage anyone looking to rehome a pet to visit the centre, meet the animals and chat to our staff.”

For information about the centre and the animals currently looking for a loving home visit