Record number of abandoned pets as recession bites

ABANDONED animals are on the increase in Comet country as the recession bites. As the economy takes a nosedive an increasing number of unwanted and homeless pets are being handed over to an animal centre because owners can no longer afford to keep them.

ABANDONED animals are on the increase in Comet country as the recession bites.

As the economy takes a nosedive an increasing number of unwanted and homeless pets are being handed over to an animal centre because owners can no longer afford to keep them.

The Blue Cross in Kimpton took in nearly 600 animals last year, a record in its 60 year history, although happily it was able to re-home over 500 of these.

Manager Lynda Campbell said: "Unfortunately, in this time of financial hardship there are more abandoned animals than ever being brought to the centre.


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"We helped more homeless and unwanted pets than ever last year, but we couldn't have done it without the help of the public. We are so grateful for all the support we receive and hope animal lovers will keep helping us as the credit crunch continues to bite.

"We aim to help even more animals in the difficult times ahead - all the pets staying with us really deserve a second chance in life.

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