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RSPCA raises concerns over rising abandonments this winter

Abandonments have risen by around 20% this year compared to 2020 figures during recent months and the RSPCA said it ‘fears the increased stress and pressures’ will see a rise in ‘abandonment, neglect and even abuse of animals’

The RSPCA has announced welfare concerns as the charity “braces” for a surge of abandoned and neglected animals this winter as pet ownership soared during lockdown.

Last December, the RSPCA said it still received one call every minute, one report of an abandoned animal every hour, and took 70 rescue animals into RSPCA care every day.

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