Edinburgh Trams to help abandoned dogs and cats

Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home's mascot Hamish
Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home's mascot Hamish
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A CHARITY that rescues lost and abandoned pets in Edinburgh has been ‘adopted’ by tram workers.

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home came out top in a staff poll to find a charity to support in the financial year 2017/2018.

Based in Seafield Road, the charity rescued nearly 700 lost and abandoned pets last year, rehoming nearly 340.

Dean Anderson, customer experience manager at Edinburgh Trams, said: “We came up with a shortlist of three worthy causes from around the city and the home attracted the most votes from the Edinburgh Trams team. Now we are planning a series of fundraising events that will take place throughout the year.”

The charity is reliant on the support of the public, receiving no lottery funding or government grants.

Howard Bridges, CEO at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, said: “We are thrilled to be chosen as Edinburgh Trams’ local Charity of the Year.”