SNP Environment spokesperson has called on all Stirling Council parties to work together to protect Bandeath Dog Shelter from threatened closure. The calls come as thousands of local people have signed a petition, donated money, and written to local representatives calling for action.
SNP Councillor for Bandeath, Cllr Alisdair MacPherson has been asked by his community to Chair a meeting in support of saving the Shelter. It will take place at 7pm on the 1st of June in the Albert Halls, Stirling.
SNP Environment Spokesperson on Stirling Council, Councillor Jim Thomson said:
“It is regrettable that I only found out about this from the front pages of a local newspaper and not from the Stirling Council Administration. As the SNP opposition spokesperson, this is within my portfolio and I would have expected to have been informed much sooner. Perhaps early intervention by elected Councillors would have stopped this in its tracks.
“The best way to support the staff and volunteers who run the shelter now is to use collective strength to put pressure on our partners to fund this vital service. It is a legal requirement of both the police and local authorities to provide such a facility and it is important that these responsibilities are met.
“I’d like to thank the thousands of local people who have mobilised themselves and raised awareness on this matter.”