Southport MP Damien Moore has 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.
Mr Moore spent the morning touring the animal centre, speaking with staff, and hearing about the various cases that have been brought to the centre over the past few weeks.
The Branch Manager, Paul Gibson, showed Mr Moore around the site, explaining 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, especially around uptick in pet ownership and the impact this had on RSPCA centres, and the opportunities that the lifting of restrictions has given them, including on their annual Summer Fair.
The RSPCA Branch are now able to hold their Summer Fair on Sunday 11th September to raise much-needed funds for the animal centre.
The fair will take place between midday and 4pm at the RSPCA’s animal centre on New Cut Lane, and will include a “fun dog show”, agility demonstration, BBQ, home-made ice cream, and several stalls run by supporters.
Mr. Moore is encouraging those living in Southport and the surrounding areas to add the date of the Summer Fair to their diaries, and show the local RSPCA team just how much support they have across the area.
Damien Moore, MP for Southport, said:
“It was wonderful to visit Southport’s RSPCA branch and meet not only their brilliant team, but some of the lovely animals in their care too. The team does such wonderful work to improve animal welfare in our town, and I really want to thank them for all that they do.
“Many of these animals are looking for new homes, so to get started on your journey to find your future pet, please do come along to the RSPCA Summer Fair on 11th September to meet the team. This promises to be a great family day out, with all the money raised going to an excellent cause.
“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, RSPCA Southport & Ormskirk Branch Manager, said:
“It’s always great to welcome Mr. Moore to the branch to showcase the work we are doing. 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 Southport community to the centre on 11th September!”