New Zealand Dog News

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April 04, 2011

Quake refugees abandon pets

Pets have been abandoned by owners fleeing quake-ravaged Christchurch, the SPCA says.
SPCA Canterbury manager Geoff Sutton said staff had been kept busy dealing with lost animals, as well as those left behind.

"We have seen too much of it. Not everybody has the same commitment to the family pet as some others, but that's hardly news to us," he said.These animals were taking up valuable SPCA shelter space, he said.

About 500 animals had passed through the shelter in the past six weeks, which was about double the normal number. As many as 170 had been staying in the shelter at any one time. MORE>>

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