Loch Ness run beckons Alison

Alison Macbeth with family pet Oatis saved by the SSPCA
Alison Macbeth with family pet Oatis saved by the SSPCA

A Newton Mearns woman is running the Loch Ness Marathon in aid of the Scottish SPCA to thank the charity for saving her dog’s life.

Alison Macbeth will be able to enjoy some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery when she takes part in the gruelling 26.2 mile challenge this weekend.

Choosing a charity to support was an easy decision for Alison, whose dog Oatis was given a new lease of life thanks to the help of Scotland’s animal welfare charity.

Alison said: “I’m looking forward to running the marathon for the charity as I’m so grateful to them for saving my dog’s life.

“Oatis was found as a stray with a badly deformed back leg. The Scottish SPCA nursed him back to health but unfortunately had to amputate his back leg.

“Oatis is now fit and healthy and loves nothing more than swimming at the beach and chasing his ball. We can’t imagine life without him.”

The SSPCA said: “We’re extremely grateful to Alison for choosing to support the Society.”