USPCA Animal Hospital is officially opened by The Lady Ballyedmond of Norbrook Laboratories

The USPCA (Ulster Society Prevention and Cruelty to Animals) officially formally opened its doors on Saturday 26th September.

The ribbon was cut by The Lady Ballyedmond, Vice-Chair of Norbrook Laboratories who, in her address, congratulated the Charity for providing a facility dedicated to the relief of animal suffering and the promotion of responsible pet ownership.

The Lady Ballyedmond, deputy Chair of Norbrook Laboratories said, “I am delighted to officially open the USPCA Animal Hospital in Newry. Respect and consideration for animals, wild and domestic, is a mark of our own moral standing.  The provision of this facility is a wonderful development for the province; not only does it give x-ray and other diagnostic and surgical resources but also advice and education in the nutrition and general care of animals.”

Stephen Philpott Chief Executive of the USPCA stated that “The USPCA were delighted that The Lady Ballyedmond had accepted our invitation to officiate at the opening. The contribution of Norbrook to the prevention and relief of animal suffering is recognised globally”

In the 1930s the USPCA opened an Animal Hospital in Edenmore House, Jordanstown outside Belfast. Over Seventy years on the USPCA has established a 21st century USPCA Animal Hospital in Carnbane industrial estate Newry, a facility what’s principal purpose is the ’Advancement of Animal Welfare.’

The purpose of the founders of the USPCA is to ‘Prevent Cruelty and Relieve Suffering’ remains as the driving force for USPCA Charitable activities.

The USPCA seeks to achieve this objective by lawful means. The USPCA Animal Hospital with its seven day a week in house veterinary cover ensures resources are allocated to meet the USPCA’s charitable purpose.

The Opening event gave the charity the opportunity to highlight the charitable services its offer to the Northern Ireland public.

The sun shone and the big turnout of the public, their pets, and supporters of the work of the charity was a clear indication of the success of the initiative.