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Top fundraiser takes the biscuit for doggy-themed efforts in supporting pet rescue centre Munlochy Animal Aid


By Alasdair Fraser

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Iona Nicol presents Rhona Dalgarno and partner Jimmy Doull with flowers for their super fundraising efforts.Picture: Gary Anthony.
Iona Nicol presents Rhona Dalgarno and partner Jimmy Doull with flowers for their super fundraising efforts.Picture: Gary Anthony.

A pet rescue centre has thanked their "number one" fundraiser for bringing them £50,000 in the past three years.

The super-fundraiser is dog lover Rhona Dalgarno, who with husband Jimmy sells second hand “doggy stuff” from their back garden shed in Rosemarkie – with all proceeds going towards helping Munlochy Animal Aid, run by Iona Nicol.

The enterprise is known as Bella’s Bargains, named after one of their own dogs.

Mrs Nicol said: “It is simply an amazing contribution from Rhona, who three years and four months ago started taking in used stuff, mostly for dogs but sometimes for cats too, from far and wide. It is a significant sum of money when you consider that our vet bills alone came to £46,000 last year.

“She is always happy and cheerful and she could sell ice to the Eskimos.

“We depend so much on people’s goodwill and donations that to have Rhona helping out is a tremendous asset.”

Rhona said: “All the stuff is donated over the years, and I suppose I have built up quite a network of contacts. Sadly pets do die or outgrow their wee coats, and people do like to think that the stuff is going to a good cause.”


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