RSPCA inspector Leigh Summers and Dr Dai LloydSouth Wales West Assembly Member Dr Dai Lloyd has hit the road with an RSPCA inspector, experiencing the frontline work the charity does each and every day to protect animals, and promote their welfare.

Dr Lloyd spent time with RSPCA inspector Leigh Summers on 26 April, responding to animal welfare enquiries in the Neath and Port Talbot areas.

The day-out provided a snapshot of some of the enquiries RSPCA offices respond to, including complaints about an underweight dog, animals kept in inappropriate conditions, and concerns about the over-breeding of pets.

RSPCA inspector Leigh Summers said:

“It was fantastic to be able to highlight to Dr Lloyd some of the enquiries we deal with on a day-to-day basis, in some of the communities he represents at the National Assembly for Wales.

“The RSPCA investigated 10,540 complaints of cruelty in Wales in 2016 – and this was a great way to be demonstrate to a decision-maker the animal welfare challenges we experience in keeping animals safe.

“From dog welfare complaints, to concerns over pet breeding, it was another busy day on the road in the local area, and we’re grateful for Dr Lloyd for finding the time to experience our frontline work.”

Dr Dai Lloyd AM added:

“It was a pleasure to be able to spend time with the RSPCA, seeing first-hand the excellent and vitally important work that they do. I’d like to thank them for the opportunity of seeing them at their work as well as for the difficult job that they undertake.”

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