THE Scottish SPCA is hosting a charity gig in Musselburgh to help animals in their care.

A night of band music has been organised at Wiremill Social Club in Balcarres Road on Friday, February 23, from 7pm.

The event – Rescue Rhythms – will support animals like Dotty and Khoshekh.

Dotty, a Staffordshire bull terrier with "lots of personality," has been at the Edinburgh rescue and rehoming centre for 313 days.

"Dotty is very friendly but can be overzealous at times so would be best suited living in an adult-only home as the only animal in the household," said a Scottish SPCA spokesperson.

East Lothian Courier: Both Dotty and Khoshekh are looking for loving homesBoth Dotty and Khoshekh are looking for loving homes

Khoshekh is an older cat who has been at the centre for 242 days.

"As he is an older boy he prefers the quieter life and is not afraid to tell you off if he's had enough affection. He is looking for an adult-only home with someone who has experience with lots of grooming as he will need help maintain his beautiful coat," said the spokesperson.

Claire Burns, East regional fundraising lead, commented: "As anyone who has rescued an animal will tell you, Dotty and Khoshekh will be so grateful for a second chance at a loving home.

"It costs £56,000 a day to run the charity so events like this are vital in raising much needed funds to help the animals in our care until they can be rehomed.

"Please come along and support and enjoy a great night."

The event will feature Redwood Rejects, Smash, Blues Inc and Wild Hogs.

Tickets are available from the website –

More information on rehoming can be found on the Scottish SPCA website –