The Home was founded in 1889 by Mrs Susan Murray as a place of refuge and shelter for stray and abandoned dogs and cats in the city and county of Aberdeen. This continues to be a central role for the Home with around 1000 such animals passing through each year.
Mrs Murray's has expanded to offer care and rehoming facilities to a variety of small animals which, for a number of reasons, their owners can no longer keep. Animal boarding has also become an important function of the Home.
It is the only place in north-east Scotland offering this range of services. Apart from income from boarding, the cost of animal care has to be met largely from donations, legacies and other public support.
Each year over 1000 animals pass through our doors - most abandoned or unwanted. The Home is a registered charity and is largely dependent on donations, legacies and the support of the public to help fund the cost of looking after the animals and securing their future. Scottish Registered Charity No: SC012708