Increase in dogs dumped daily

At least one dog a day is being dumped in the Fens area of Cambridgeshire since the pandemic, a warden has said.

Caroline Trigg is a dog warden at Fenland District Council and also runs Ravenswood Pet Rescue, which needs donations to help rescue efforts and buy pet food for owners in need. 

Ms Trigg said the council had been called to help 15 dogs since the country went into lockdown, while her group had delivered animal feed to 125 homes.

“We have had a massive increase – we would probably get one or two a week in general,” she said. 

“I think people are panicking about being able to afford to feed their dogs and vet bills.

“It is really, really sad… unfortunately, sometimes pets come at the bottom of the order of priorities in the family home.”

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