Members are at the heart of OneKind Scotland – without your support, we couldn’t be the strong voice for Scotland’s animals that we are today. We want to share our members’ stories, and highlight their passion and commitment to animal welfare, so we’ll be putting the spotlight on a different member each fortnight.
Today, meet Erica, music lover, writer and friend to animals.
Describe yourself in a sentence.
Animal lover & avid reader.
Why did you join OneKind?
I wanted to know what was going on with Scotland’s animals & environment, help animals where I could, and help stand up for them!
What’s an issue relating to animal welfare that you’re particularly passionate about?
I am totally against hunting animals of any kind for so-called ‘sport’.
I also am for caring farming. I am happy to eat meat, if I feel that the animal has lived a good life, has been given proper care & attention, not shoved in a tiny cage & tortured before being killed for food
If you had to pick one native Scottish animal as a favourite, what would it be?
Tell us about about your current pet, or your favourite past pet?
My current dog, Riley, is a rescue from the SSPCA. He is the sweetest, gentlest dog I’ve ever met, and he seems to love us too. He had run away from his previous owners multiple times and had a small growth under one leg which they couldn’t be bothered paying to get removed, so just didn’t bother picking him up from the shelter on the last escape. But that is fine for us, because we got the most amazing, loyal dog. He cant bear to be apart from us, and always gives us the best welcomes. He’s a mutt, so for fun we had his dna taken, and he’s a tervuran, collie, border collie, greyhound, whippet, bull terrier cross. A proper mutt!
Because of all these breeds, he’s super smart, loves learning tricks, and is very fast. He loves chasing a ball and playing with all his doggie friends!
What’s on your current music playlist? :
echosmith – bright
run river north – 29
emily zeck – good vibe tribe, pacific blue
OAR – peace
cherlene – danger zone
vikings – new politics
ed sheeran – caste on the hill, shape of you
What’s one thing you’d really like to do before the end of the year?
Finish typing up my novel.
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