We are aware of a case of animal neglect in Ayrshire involving an individual who had custody of four of our dogs rehomed over a long period through Pointers In Need. This neglect resulted in a successful prosecution by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA). Pointers In Need worked alongside the SSPCA to ensure that the dogs in question were quickly taken into care and found suitable new homes with Pointers In Need adopters after being checked by a veterinary professional. 

The welfare of all animals is of paramount importance to Pointers In Need and we have robust and thorough policies and procedures in place to safeguard the wellbeing of all our dogs rehomed by the charity – whether in temporary foster care or adoption. 

This appears to be a very sad case where the individual concerned experienced a rapid and severe decline in both her personal circumstances, and her ability to properly care for herself or the animals in her care.

Claire Stokes
Chief Executive Officer
Pointers In Need

Published in
9 June 2023
Last Updated
9 June 2023