RSPCA Cymru welcomes officers from Ireland’s largest national animal welfare charity

ISPCA visited Cardiff on a fact-finding mission

 

Friday 9 May 2014

 

RSPCA Cymru this week welcomed two officers from Ireland’s largest national animal welfare charity the ISPCA on a two-day fact-finding mission to Wales.

 

ISPCA dog warden service manager Aiden Corcoran and dog warden Frank Mitchell spent a day on duty with an RSPCA Inspector in south Wales observing how they deal with complaints and ensure animal welfare standards are upheld.

 

On the second day they saw how Cardiff Council run their dog warden service by spending time with one of their dog wardens and touring the Local Authority’s award-winning Cardiff Dogs Home.

 

RSPCA Cymru’s Steve Carter said: “Sharing best practice and experience is really important to develop and uphold greater animal welfare standards across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Collaborative work like this is key to success.

 

“I have been leading a Celtic link-up initiative between the RSPCA and sister organisations in Scotland and Ireland, so was delighted to welcome Aiden and Frank to Wales on this fact-finding mission.

 

“Along with spending time with our inspectors, I was keen that they saw the work being done at Cardiff Dogs Home. As the recipient of the 2013 RSPCA Cymru Community Animal Welfare Footprint innovator award they are leading the way with their pioneering approach to animal welfare.

“We hope that the visit gave our friends in the ISPCA some useful information to take back to Ireland and we hope to continue working together and sharing ideas in the future”.