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More than one animal is abandoned every hour in England

New figures from the RSPCA show the charity received 3,851 calls about abandoned animals in England from January 1 to date – which equates to a total of 33 animals a day – or more than one an hour.

The greatest number of abandonments reported to the RSPCA so far have been in in Greater Manchester (709), with Greater London a close second (632).

As a massive animal lover I was shocked and disgusted to receive these figures in a recent press release from RSPCA.

We have always had rescue animals in our family from since I was born.  It seemed logical to me that when we got our house we would end up with animals there as well.  Our most recent rescues are Degus which we have now had for about 6 years, they were around 1 year old when we re homed them.  Diego and Gonzo are a massive part of the family now and live in a massive cage in the backroom.  J adores his ‘girlies’ and everyone who visits are mesmerised by them.  I often describe them as a mix between gerbils and chinchillas as nobody knows what Degus are.

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Over the years we have had rescue dogs, cats, gerbils, hamsters and probably others that I have forgotten about.  I seem to attract the waifs and strays as I am always finding stray dogs roaming around.  When we got our kittens we knew we would have them neutered as the rescue centres are already over run and we would hate to add to the problem.

I would always recommend that people would look at a rescue centre first when they are thinking of getting a new pet you can also look online.  My friends have recently got a rescue dog as an addition to their family, he’s adorable and has settled in lovely.  When you get an animal from a rescue centre they will often come with a ‘history’ which means you know their likes and dislikes, whether they are suitable for young children.  I also know that in some cases the animal in question will be neutered whilst at the rescue, more-so when it comes to cats.

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Do you have any rescue pets? I would love it if you let me know

This post is in collaboration with RSPCA

4 comments

  1. Joyce says:

    We’ve been toying with the idea of adding a pooch into our family of 2 and adopting one is definitely on our list. We just need to get a pet-friendly apartment (which seems to be more difficult than adopting a pet!).
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  2. Frank I ~ Little Luca & Me says:

    Yay you for being a rescuer. As your post points out there are far too many animals that are in need of a second chance and usually through no fault of their own. All my animals have been rescues, apart from my fish. That’s rabbits, dogs, cats and even my horse. The world needs more people willing to rescue to well done for bringing this issue to light x
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