SSPCA Clacks

Charity registered in Scotland SC006467

As Scotland’s animal welfare charity, we’ve been on-hand to protect animals and prevent cruelty for 180 years. Over almost two centuries, we’ve grown to become a national charity which celebrates the strength of the human-animal bond and enriches the lives of animals and people.

We champion animal welfare and encourage respect and kindness for animals across all our communities
We educate people of all ages about the welfare of animals in our mission to eradicate
animal cruelty and create a better future for all of us
We promote the importance of the human/animal bond, and the myriad medical, social and psychological advantages gained from animal companionship
We bring those who abuse animals to justice
We care for, rescue, rehabilitate, release and rehome
We are Scotland’s animal champions.
Investigating abuse across Scotland, we’re proud to be at the forefront of preventing cruelty to animals. As the only animal charity in the UK recognised as a reporting agency to the Crown Office, our inspectors enforce the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.

We are a completely separate charity from the RSPCA, which helps animals in England and Wales.

Donations are vital because we receive no government funding.


Current opportunities

As Scotland’s animal welfare charity, we’ve been on-hand to protect animals and prevent cruelty for 180 years. Our National Wildlife Centre in Fishcross is the only one of its kind in the country. The SSPCA look after thousands of wildlife casualties every year, rehabilitating and releasing them back into the wild whenever possible. The SSPCA are needing extra help to keep our grounds looking good year round. This would be ideal for someone who enjoys gardening and a spot of DIY. The SSPCA are looking for a commitment of 4-5 hours per week from the volunteer. The prospective volunteer can expect to be: Mowing/ strimming the grass; Planting; Weeding; Wood chipping; Painting e.g fences; Occasional ad-hoc repair work e.g outbuildings. The volunteer should ideally: have a good understanding of health & safety at work; experience in practical gardening; plus knowledge of how to maintain tools and equipment. Practical experience of making minor repairs to outbuildings; as well as being a self-motivated and reliable individual. This oppurtunity is only for those over the age of 16.

As Scotland’s animal welfare charity, the SSPCA have been on-hand to protect animals and prevent cruelty for 180 years. The National Wildlife Centre in Fishcross is the only one of its kind in the country. There, the SSPCA look after thousands of wildlife casualties every year, rehabilitating and releasing them back into the wild whenever possible. The SSPCA need help to look after the busy reception area. Volunteers wil be the first point of contact for members of the public (post covid-19 restrictions) and the Animal Rescue Officers and will admit injure wildlife patients to the Centre, updating the wildlife database with their details. Other duties include answering calls, accepting donations, keeping the reception area well-stocked and tidy and general administrative tasks as directed by the Centre management. The SSPCA are offering 3 different shifts 9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm and 5pm-9pm and the reception will be open 7 days a week. The SSPCA request for a minimum commitment of 1 shift per week. Ideally, volunteers will be: friendly and welcoming; have practical admin experience; a will to learn appropriate I.T packages; and are self-motivated and reliable. Volunteers have to be over 16 years old.