ASSEMBLY Member for Newport West, Jayne Bryant, has accompanied the RSPCA inspectorate on several calls in and around the region.

Newport West Jayne Bryant with RSPCA's Sian BurtonThe ride-along on Thursday 9 September gave Ms Bryant a chance to experience what RSPCA inspectorate deal with on a day-to-day basis. Throughout the course of a busy day, Ms Bryant along with RSPCA animal welfare officer Sian Burton dealt with a number of routine calls, including reports of alleged cruelty and dog and cat welfare.

Ms Bryant said: “My day out with the RSPCA was an invaluable opportunity to witness first hand the variety of calls they are asked to deal with. The welfare officers are among the first to follow up on reports from the public and their professional and approachable manner is commendable.

“I am very grateful to be given an opportunity to witness the work they do in Newport to protect animals.”

RSPCA animal welfare officer Sian Burton said: “I was very pleased to have the opportunity to demonstrate to the work that the RSPCA’s inspectorate do each and every day to help and protect animals across the Newport area.

“The RSPCA receives approximately 1.3 million calls each year and the breadth of visits made on this particular day highlights the diversity of issues we deal with in the interests of animal welfare.”

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.

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