Luke Graham MP meets the stars of the small screen at the SSPCA National Wildlife Centre

Luke Graham MP meets the stars of the small screen at the SSPCA National Wildlife Centre

 

Local MP, Luke Graham, was delighted to accept an invitation to visit the SSPCA National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Clackmannanshire last week where he had the chance to meet some of the animals in its care and the stars of the BBC’s ‘Born to be Wild’ series.

 

The centre, opened in 2012, is located in Fishcross in Clackmannanshire and they have been helping animals in need for over 175 years.

 

The SSPCA are committed to supporting the welfare of all animals and are continually deepening their welfare expertise through ground breaking work and research with partners. In 2018, they were able to help over 9,600 animals and nurse them back to health before releasing them back into the wild.

 

Mr Graham was shown around the centre and was introduced to foxes, seals, rabbits and a wide variety of birdlife. He was also introduced to the on-duty Vet who spoke about the team work that goes in to the treatment of the animals, with each member of staff having working knowledge of the wildlife in their care.

 

Speaking after the visit, Mr Graham commented:

 

“Seeing the passion and care each member of staff has for every single animal in their care, was an inspiring sight. It was a real pleasure to meet the team, and the stars of the small screen!

 

We are an animal loving country, and this is reflected in the number of reports and rescues the general public make. Greater publicity and engagement with schools, youth groups and other organisations throughout the country will ensure that this dedication is passed on through to the next generations.”