Edinburgh Trams to help abandoned dogs and cats

A CHARITY that rescues lost and abandoned pets in Edinburgh has been '˜adopted' by tram workers.

Thursday, 2nd March 2017, 1:44 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:40 am
Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home's mascot Hamish

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.”

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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.”