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Munlochy Animal Aid welcomes boost from roofing business during lockdown

By Hector MacKenzie

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Sandy MacLeod with Iona Nicol of Munlochy Animal Aid.
Sandy MacLeod with Iona Nicol of Munlochy Animal Aid.

A BLACK Isle animal shelter operator has welcomed a "generous" donation at a time when fundraising activities have ground to a halt.

Contractors Macleod Roofing have helped Munlochy Animal Aid with a donation.

The shelter has a variety of animals in its care ranging from dogs, sheep and guinea pigs to pigs.

With over 150 animals to look after and find new homes for, there is always a task needing done, whether it be maintenance or walking the dogs. That makes the centre unable to foresee what will happen day-to-day making its operation costs hard to predict.

Sandy Macleod, managing director of the firm said:“All charities need our support and more so in these difficult times. Lots of individuals and families are experiencing financial hardship and sometimes it is the pets which have to go. This places additional strain on charities like Munlochy Animal Aid. Iona and her team of volunteers work so hard caring and looking after the animals. Giving them financial support at this time was an easy choice for me.”

Iona Nicol said:“Sandy very kindly donated to our funds and I must say that it is a very welcome donation, as our fundraising this year has been cancelled as well as our instore collections, bookstalls and annual fete. We are very grateful to Macleod Roofing as we must keep money coming in regardless of what is going on around us to protect the pets and wildlife we care for.”

Munlochy Animal Aid are not sponsored by a national charity or publicly funded, so their income relies on the goodwill of their surrounding community and local businesses like Macleod Roofing. With each animal’s basic care costing around £14 a week, and an average stay of four weeks, donations are gratefully received.

If you are interested in supporting the welfare of these animals and the running of the centre, you can donate to Munlochy Animal Aid on their website: https://www.munlochyanimalaid.co.uk/contact.

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