|So, if the RSPCA think they don't have to pay parking fines, do other charities think they are excempt too?|
|Ian Robertson, RSPCA thinks he can park anywhere, becuase he goes to work in fancy dress posing has someone with authority.|
Returning to his van half an hour later he was shocked to find he had been issued with a £70 parking fine despite clearly displaying a note explaining the situation.
“I don’t understand why they felt the need to fine me when it was obvious why I was parked there. (perhaps because you were parked illegaly)
I hadn’t just popped out to buy a butty, I was rescuing an animal. (NO YOU WEREN'T THE FIRE SERVICE WERE) I even stopped the warden who gave me the ticket and told her why I was parked there and she wouldn’t have any of it.
“If I get a call about a sick or injured animal I can not leave it in distress. It’s my job to get there immediately and rescue them.
“I am finding it more and more difficult to do my job now. Parking in Southport town centre is a nightmare and when your job depends on you reacting quickly it can seriously affect your ability to do the job properly.
“The RSPCA is a charity and can’t afford to pay out fines therefore it will have to come out of my pocket.” (The RSPCA is Britians richest charity !!!!)
This is the second time Ian has been handed a parking fine whilst in the line of duty. (LINE OF DUTY !!HE WORKS FOR A CHARITY!) In May last year he was issued a fixed penalty notice when trying to rescue a pigeon from behind Rawcliffes on Hoghton Street.
After a lengthy appeal process Ian and the RSPCA managed to overturn the decision and he is hoping to do the same this time. (Why did the Council overturn this ticket ????)
“I will file a report as soon as I can and try to make the council see sense.” (so the Council have no sense !!!, why should this be different from any other member of the Public?)
Fire crews were called out to the rescue at 12noon on Thursday. Unfortunately Ian and the firefighters were unable to free the pigeon before it died.