WITH animal cruelty cases rising (see report below) Southport MP Damien Moore visited the Southport and Ormskirk District branch of the RSPCA to learn more about the work they are doing and to see the animals in their care.
The MP toured the centre, speaking with staff, and hearing about the various cases that have been brought to the centre over the past few weeks.
Branch manager, Paul Gibson explained how the animals came into the RSPCA’s care and, in many cases, what medical support they have provided them.
They discussed the challenges the pandemic had posed and the opportunities that the lifting of restrictions has given them, including on their annual Summer Fair.
The RSPCA Branch is now able to hold its Summer Fair on September 11 at its New Cut Lane centre,to raise much-needed funds for the charity. Mr More, said: “The team do such wonderful work to improve animal welfare in our town, and I really want to thank them for all that they do.
“I will continue to do all that I can to support the RSPCA both locally and nationally as Southport’s Member of Parliament.”
Paul Gibson, added: “We have a fantastic team here in Southport who are all passionate about supporting the animals we care for.
“As a branch we find it incredibly useful to be able to provide our MP with feedback on what is working well, and what regulations perhaps need strengthening, and to make sure animals are well protected - both in Southport and elsewhere.
“We thank Mr Moore for his visit, and look forward to welcoming the wider community to the centre on September 11.”