Video: Abandoned pets at ‘crisis point’

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Pet rescue services in West Sussex are struggling to care for abandoned animals after a dramatic drop in adoptions and donations this year.

In Horsham there have been only ten recorded cases of abandoned animals in the last two years and even fewer among the South Down villages, but Crawley leads the way with 50 recorded incidents.

JPCT 061112 Cats in need of homes. L to R Jo Worsley, Isabel Alves  and Pat Berick and Colonel. Photo by Derek Martin

JPCT 061112 Cats in need of homes. L to R Jo Worsley, Isabel Alves and Pat Berick and Colonel. Photo by Derek Martin

In an appeal, the chief executive of the Southwater-based RSPCA, Gavin Grant, has said animal welfare is at ‘crisis point’ nationwide and rescue services are ‘overwhelmed with animals in dire need’.

 

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