COMMENT - Look after your pets

IT is a sad occurrence when our pages contain details of incidents involving animal neglect.

Especially at this time of year when advice about pets being a long term commitment are perhaps more prevalent.

The motto “a pet is for life, not just for Christmas” has become so widespread that sometimes people can forget that it represents a serious message.

Those who choose to have pets and take care of animals must be in it for the long haul.

After all, we’re a nation of animal lovers and Wigan is no exception.