RSPCA braced for summer surge in abandonments

Monday, July 6, 2020

We're bracing ourselves for a surge in abandoned animals and fear the fallout from the Covid crisis could see more owners struggling to keep their pets.

Typically, we see abandonment peak in the summer months. Between June and August 2019, 16,519 animals were reported abandoned to us which accounts for 30% of all animals reported abandoned that year.

During the summer months we had nearly 180 calls a day about dumped animals - 5,600 about cats and 6,400 about dogs.

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