September 4, 2017

Jeremy Miles AM attended several calls in and around his Neath constituency on Wednesday (30 August)

Assembly Member for Neath Jeremy Miles has experienced the day-to-day life of an RSPCA inspector, praising the “good work” carried out by the charity on the frontline.

Mr Miles accompanied RSPCA inspector Neill Manley on several calls in and around his Neath constituency on Wednesday (30 August).

The ride-along gave Mr Miles a chance to experience what RSPCA inspectors deal with on a day-to-day basis, with incidents related to animal abandonments, and advising owners on the importance of neutering and microchipping pets, among the calls dealt with.

Jeremy Miles AM said: “I’m really grateful to the RSPCA for the good work they do and in showing me the varied cases they deal with day in and day out.

“All pet owners are responsible for their animals’ welfare but sadly there are too many cases where the care for them falls below acceptable standards.”

RSPCA inspector Neill Manley added: “It was a pleasure to welcome Jeremy Miles AM to spend a day with me in which we attended several calls.

“It was really important to have the opportunity to show an Assembly Member the issues we deal with on a daily basis – including rescuing abandoned pets, and offering advice to owners.

“The RSPCA receives approximately 1.2 million calls each and every year. The breadth of visits made on this particular day highlights the diversity of issues we deal with in the interest of animals, and it was fantastic to be able to share these experiences with Mr Miles.”

A number of Assembly Members and Members of Parliament across Wales have spent days-out with local RSPCA inspectors, gaining valuable insight into the work the Society does to uphold and improve standards of animal welfare.