Animal Rescue is Latest Career Move for MEP

10 July 2007
The SSPCA are gaining an extra helping hand on Monday 23rd July as local MEP Alyn Smith joins them in Edinburgh for a day's work experience.

Mr Smith, who spends two weeks every summer working in industries across Scotland, is to spend the day at the SSPCA's Lothian Animal Welfare Centre in Balerno.

He will be looking after rescued animals in the morning and joining local investigators in the afternoon to assess potential cases of animal cruelty.

Speaking as he headed to the final European Parliament session beforerecess Mr Smith said:

"I always enjoy my summer work experience. The opportunity to leave the office and the committee rooms and get out meeting people, seeing how the EU affects their work and how we can help them is one of the best parts of the job.

"The SSPCA do a fantastic job and it will be a great privilege to work with them."We are a nation of animal lovers but too often animals are left, neglected or abandoned and the SSPCA has to step in and help out."