Printer Friendly

ViewpointsGood news for animal welfare.

At a time when the RSPCA has, quite rightly, reported on the high level of animal neglect in Wales and indeed throughout the UK, I am pleased to pass on some good news about animal welfare in the Valleys.

As a result of our third annual sponsored dog walk across Caerphilly Mountain (known as 'Ollie's Walk' after our late, lamented border collie; a redoubtable walker for many charities), the splendid sum of pounds 1,012 was raised. More than pounds 300 of this was the result of efforts by the pupils of the Twyn School, Caerphilly, which has a long tradition of encouraging young people to be kind to animals.

My grateful thanks to them and to everyone who supported 'Ollie's Walk'.

The second piece of good news is that, after many years of effort by local volunteers and generous support from young and old alike, the building of the new animal clinic, near Merthyr Tydfil - the only one of its kind in Wales - is nearly completed. It will be ready for its first animal patients in September. Perhaps this will restore some people's faith in human nature; a flicker of kindly light amid the encircling gloom.

Tudor Jones Chairman, Glamorgan (North & East) Branch, RSPCA

Warren Drive, Caerphilly
COPYRIGHT 2005 MGN Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Features
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 28, 2005
Words:208
Previous Article:ViewpointsI can't tune in to Channel 4.
Next Article:CARP TEMPTED BY PALMER'S BISCUITS.


Related Articles
SAVE OUR SSPCA: PAWS-ITIVE BOOST FOR OUR CAMPAIGN; Finnie appointed as animal tsar.
China moves to revise regulations on animal welfare.
Villager deaths cause H.K. to suspend pork import from Sichuan.
Up to speed with the zoo's animals.
PETA's bloody 'Unhappy Meals' leave parents in America livid.
A fortnight devoted to public awareness on animal welfare begins on Wednesday.
Animal Welfare Fortnight begins today.
National rally of Animal Welfare Board flagged off.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |