Tessa Munt MP had an interesting and informative day out with the RSPCA when she joined Chief Inspector John Pollock “on call”, discovering what Inspectors face when they go about their essential work in the locality, protecting animals who cannot help themselves.
The RSPCA centre at West Hatch, near Taunton, is the base for a team of Inspectors who respond to calls from across the County about suspected animal cruelty, lost pets and injured animals. Tessa spoke with the team, toured the whole site and then headed off with the Chief Inspector on some calls.
Tessa said: “Animal welfare has always been one of my passions and I was keen to see how the RSPCA responds to calls here in Somerset. I have been alerted to cases of potential mistreatment by concerned local people, and it was fascinating to learn what the RSPCA does in these instances.”
“It is great to have the RSPCA here to respond to local calls, and this visit to West Hatch reassured me that animals rescued and treated in Somerset have the best possible chance of recovery and then release or re-homing. I learned a lot about the amazing service this charity delivers locally and I congratulate the RSPCA’s dedicated staff on the excellent jobs they do.”
30th July, 2012