AN ANGUS animal charity rebranded itself this week in order to better serve the community.
Based at the Kinaldie Holdings, the Arbroath branch of Help for Abandoned Animals, run by Ian Robb, on Monday renamed itself Angus Dog Rescue, to more accurately reflect its aims.
Ian explained the move had been on the cards since Isobel Arthur, the founder of Help for Abandoned Animals in Angus, passed away in August 2011.
He said: “This has been coming up for some time, ever since Isobel Arthur passed away. Things haven’t been going well between the Dundee branch and the Arbroath branch.
“The name was totally outdated as we only deal with dogs now. As time has moved on we want to move on too. We are totally committed to working within the community of Angus.
“We had a committee meeting and it was decided then we would re-register the charity from Help for Abandoned Animals to Angus Dog Rescue.”
The group, which is staffed by volunteers, felt it was time to stand on its own. Ian added: “Our charity has given so much in the last few years, we just felt it was the right time to go on our own and have our own charity registered for the community of Angus.
“We plan on having a new plaque made in honour of Isobel Arthur and it will be renamed the Isobel Arthur Centre.”