SSPCA warns Falkirk pet owners of bogus animal inspectors

The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) has issued a warning to pet owners to beware of fake inspectors who have been attempting to remove animals from properties.

By James Trimble
Friday, 5th February 2021, 12:39 pm

Mike Flynn, Scottish SPCA chief superintendent, said: “We are very concerned for the welfare of the animals taken by people posing as the Scottish SPCA. Anyone who has experienced this to get directly in touch with us. We will then notify Police Scotland.”

The Scottish SPCA has so far had reports of incidents in Renfrewshire and Perthshire areas but is asking everyone to be vigilant.

The bogus inspectors are using a white van with Scottish SPCA stickers on it.

Scottish SPCA has warned people to be on their guard after reports of bogus workers pretending to be from the animal welfare charity

A spokesman stated: “Our vans are predominantly black with our branding and genuine Inspectors will be able to produce photographic ID. If you are unsure about someone who comes to your door please ask them to wait outside and call us immediately.”

People can call 03000 999 999 or visit for more information.

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