Kensal Green animal charity renews appeal to owners to stop dumping unwanted pets on the street
PUBLISHED: 12:45 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:54 26 April 2013
In The Mayhew Animal Home’s latest case a puppy was abandoned on Tuesday morning
An animal charity in Kensal Green is renewing their appeal to owners to seek help rather than dump unwanted pets in the street.
A puppy found abandoned in a street on Tuesday morning is the latest case of a dumped pet being placed in the care of The Mayhew Animal Home in Trenmar Gardens.
The charity believes that the escalating financial crisis in the UK is directly contributing to the rise in numbers of abandoned animals.
The Mayhew are dealing with increasing numbers of stray animals and ones who need medical assistance after owners have cut back on essential treatments.
Last month, five four-week-old kittens were discovered in a crumpled, open box in the bin area of a housing estate in Westbourne Park and in January a cat was found in a cardboard box dumped with rubbish in a Willesden street.
The box had been tightly sealed with no air holes.
Zoe Edwards, The Mayhew’s animal welfare officer, said: “Britain is not a nation of animal lovers and strays are not the same strays you can see in other countries, where animals do exist living on the streets. These are dumped animals. They are abandoned by pet owners who have made a specific choice not to take the animal’s safety, or welfare, into account and chosen to leave them in a dangerous situation.
“This has to stop as so many animals’ lives are being put at risk.”
Making an appeal to pet owners, she added: “We would implore everyone to seek help from a charity instead of simply disposing of their pet.”
Anyone needing pet advice can call the Mayhew on 0208 969 0178.
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