RSPCA’s tribute

Cats. 30th June. C.Round. News/Echo. Supporters of the RSPCA, Halifax, celebrated the new cattery with champagne and a sleep-over. Pic 1. RSPCA inspector Derek Woodhead and treasurer Robert Sutcliffe. Pic 2. Claire
Cats. 30th June. C.Round. News/Echo. Supporters of the RSPCA, Halifax, celebrated the new cattery with champagne and a sleep-over. Pic 1. RSPCA inspector Derek Woodhead and treasurer Robert Sutcliffe. Pic 2. Claire

THE RSPCA has dedicated its 30th anniversary commemorative book as a final tribute to its treasurer Robert Sutcliffe who died in August.

Mr Sutcliffe, aged 71, was diagnosed with liver cancer just a week before he died at his Lightcliffe home after being unwell for two months. He had been the treasurer for the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch from 1984 until his sudden death.

He was also well-known for his work as an accountant and through his involvement with numerous organisations and charities including Brighouse Gala.

The book was the idea of trustees Mary Healey and Bob Oakes who have been working on the project for several months as part of the branch’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

The book gives an outline of the history of the branch and activities up to the current day and features many stories and photographs of the animals that have come into the care of the RSPCA Animal Centre, many have suffered cruelty and neglect in the hands of cruel owners but all have been found new forever homes.

There is the added bonus of a 2012 calendar featuring more of the animals, a must for any animal lover.

Mary Healey said she was delighted to have been able to work on the project. “Animals bring great joy and pleasure to so many people and I wanted to share some of their stories and I hope that we can raise much needed funds for the RSPCA Animal Centre at the same time.”

The book is on sale for £6 from the RSPCA Animal Centre, RSPCA Charity Shops in Halifax Town Centre, Halifax King Cross, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Ripponden and Huddersfield and through the RSPCA website at www.rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk