Animal charity appeal for dog food to feed seven badger cubs

Seven badger cubs have been rehabilitating in the Scottish SPCA's wildlife hospital.

Scottish SPCA appeal for Chappie dog food to feed seven badger cubs at wildlife hospital in Clackmannanshire Scottish SPCA
The badgers have been eating Chappie dog food and stocks are running low.

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for tins of dog food to feed seven badger cubs who were found separated from their mothers and emaciated.

The badgers, who are named Maggot, Louse, Midgie, Cricket, Lady, Bug and Beetle were all found in different locations around Scotland and have been rehabilitating in the charity’s wildlife hospital ahead of being released back into the wild later this year.

The animal charity has said that it is in “desperate need” of tins of Chappie dog food as the hungry badgers get through a “crazy amount” each day.

Scottish SPCA centre assistant manager, April Dodds, said, “We are desperately needing donations of tins of Chappie dog food. 

“Maggot, Louse, Midgie, Cricket, Lady, Bug and Beetle were found in different locations across Scotland, in similar circumstances.

“They had all sadly been separated from their mothers, and were lethargic and emaciated.

“Thanks to our dedicated team we are so pleased to report that they have been nursed back to health and are now thriving.

“They will continue their rehabilitation to prepare them for life back in the wild, and will be released later this year. Chappie dog food is one of the main ingredients of their meals, and donations will help us keep them at healthy weights until then.”

Food items can be donated via the centre’s Amazon wish list or sent from another online retailer that can deliver. 

Items can also be handed in daily between 1pm and 4pm to the reception at our Scottish SPCA National Wildlife Rescue Centre, Fishcross, Clackmannanshire, FK10 3AN.