Animal charity fundraising debate

An English charity which does not operate shelters north of the border has been fundraising in Scotland.
Fundraisers from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home have been raising money in Glasgow city centre for the charity’s London rehoming facilities.
The charity has said that it campaigns for animal welfare across the UK, and has been fundraising nationwide for many years.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is in the process of registering for charity status in Scotland, but in the meantime it can fundraise in Scotland as long as it is clear about where the money is going.
Dee McIntosh, spokeswoman for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, said the charity tackles animal welfare issues and campaigns across the UK.
She said: “Our remit is to help many thousands more animals across the UK that we will never see but that are in desperate need of help.
“We rely on public donations as we receive no government support.
"We have been fundraising across the UK for many years now and we are very grateful to all the Scots who are aware of our work in animal welfare, who want to get further involved with us and who choose to donate to our cause.”
A story in the Herald at the weekend sparked online debate on whether charities that do not operate services in Scotland should be allowed to fundraise.

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