Main Meeting February 2024 – Work of Warrington RSPCA

We welcomed a record (post Covid) number of 45 to our meeting, it was great to have such a buzz in the hall. Our speaker was Kevin Mcfarlane, Assistant Manager at the Warrington branch of the RSPCA who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year..

He told us about the history of the local Warrington branch and explained that they are always busy fundraising as they are a self-funded branch – linked to the national RSPCA (200th anniversary this year) but responsible for their own fundraising.

They are a ‘closed facility’ and do not take animals from the public as their places are full with dogs and cats who have suffered abuse or neglect and most are held there while a court case is going through. The animals are loved, cared for, trained and prepared for potential resettlement when the court case is closed. Because of this the public aren’t allowed to visit, the animals are cared for by a small number of paid staff and trained volunteers.

Kevin’s love for animals and skill in working with them, shone through and he answered lots of questions from members who had brought along donations for the Warrington branch – food, litter, etc. The competition for a ‘cute animal’ was won by Ann Toll with her picture of a black Pomeranian.

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