Neil Parish MP visit’s Blue Cross Animal Hospital
Tiverton and Honiton MP, Neil Parish was given a tour today (5th July2012) around the Blue Cross Animal Hospital in Victoria, one of three operated by the animal shelter in London. It is the Blue Cross’s flagship hospital and is the oldest animal hospital in the world.
The Blue Cross Animal Hospital has been providing free veterinary care to the pets of those on reduced incomes and means tested benefits on this site since 1906. The Hospital is open 24 hours a day for emergencies and is at the frontline of animal welfare treating around 30,000 poorly pets every year.
Neil Parish, who is also Chairman of the Associate Parliamentary Group on Animal Welfare, was given a tour of the facility by Amanda Marrington and met staff members and clients to discuss animal welfare issues.
On his tour, Neil also met Charlie the kitten who was abandoned by his owner but will now be re-homed thanks to the Blue Cross.
Speaking during his visit, Neil Parish said “The Blue Cross do amazing work rescuing animals abandoned by their owners and help find them a loving home. They also provide hope to pet owners who would otherwise be unable to afford to get their pet’s treatment. They have my whole-hearted support and I look forward to working with them in the future”.