ASSEMBLY Member for Cardiff Central, Jenny Rathbone, accompanied RSPCA inspector Selina Chan on several calls round her Cardiff constituency yesterday [17 December].

Among the incidents they dealt with during the day were several calls about the well-being of cats, involving flea infestation, over-breeding, and abandonment.

Jenny RathboneJenny Rathbone said: “During my day out with an inspector I was able to witness first hand some of the types of calls the charity has to follow up on a daily basis following concerns raised by the general public.

“I was struck by the failure of some people to neuter their cats and be oblivious to the consequences: a lot more cats in a short time. Selina Chan, the RSPCA inspector I was shadowing, was very skilled at dealing with people sensitively and pointing out what they needed to do to care for their animals.

“If people are taking on stray cats, it is very important they get them neutered; otherwise they multiply very quickly. There are subsidised services available for people on benefits so there is help at hand even if you are short of money.”

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