Today we’ve given our blog over to one of our local RSPCA inspectors, who does great work locally, helping look after the welfare of animals in the Merthyr Tydfil area. I’ll leave it up to Gemma to explain what she wants to talk to you about. I hope you can help her out.

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My name is Gemma Cooper and I am an RSPCA Inspector, covering Merthyr Tydfil, Aberdare and Mountain Ash. As an RSPCA inspector I am part of the front line team who work to prevent cruelty, promote kindness and alleviate suffering to animals.

We have made huge strides in animal welfare over the years but there is still work to do. As part of my role, everyday I witness first hand, acts of neglect, cruelty and violence towards animals. the RSPCA needs to raise more and more money rach year in order to continue responding to animals in need.

As such, I am volunterring to take on a a challenege of a life time and climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the RSPCA. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa, standing at a massive 19,341ft.

I am hoping to raise £4,000 in order to continue helping to save the lives of animals in our local area.

The RSPCA is not funded by the Government. Every penny spent by the RSPCA has been donated by people like you.

Last year I attended a house where the Spinger Spaniel had been hit by a car 3 months previous, breaking and dislocating his leg. His owners hadn’t taken him to a vet, simply putting it down to, “A bit of a limp”. I have no doubt that Fudge would have lived the rest of his life with a broken leg if it hadn’t have been for the RSPCA. Fudge’s operation to have his leg amputated was paid for by people like you. I have now adopted Fudge and he has been helping me train for the mammoth challenege ahead.

If you are in a position to donate a couple of pounds, please visit my just giving page

Thank you

Gemma and Fudge