ACTOR and comedian Rikki Fulton and his wife Kate have been honoured for supporting an animal charity after its new £6 million facility was dedicated to their memory.

The Glasgow couple were long-standing supporters of the city’s dog and cat home, which is now known as the Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre, also leaving money in their wills for the care of abandoned pets.

Yesterday friend Tony Roper visited the Scottish SPCA-run centre to dedicate its new kennel block to the pair.

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Roper, who worked with Fulton in the hit series Scotch and Wry, said: “I’m delighted to be invited along to unveil the dedication for Rikki and Kate. They both passionately supported Glasgow Dog and Cat Home, and really believed in the value of the Scottish SPCA.

“The extension here has allowed the charity to rescue and save the lives of even more animals and I know Rikki and Kate would be proud to see that their contribution helped make this all possible.”

Mike Fulton, the charity’s chief superintendent, said: “We are indebted to Rikki and Kate Fulton for all their support over the years. The development of our centre in Glasgow was made possible in part by a hugely generous legacy donation left to the centre by both Rikki and Kate.

“We had limited space available on which to build so developed an innovative solution with our two-tiered kennel blocks. They are the first of their kind in Scotland.

“Dedicating one of these blocks to Rikki and Kate felt like a fitting tribute for all of their support.”