Many Britons who got a dog in the Corona lockdown seem to want to get rid of it soon. And a number of dogs are then apparently given up as alleged strays at animal shelters, as the BBC reported on Saturday. In some cases, the keepers are said to have previously tried in vain to sell the animals on Internet platforms, reported industry workers.
“The numbers are definitely unprecedented at the moment,” said Sara Rosser of the Hope Rescue Center in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, to the British broadcaster. “We have to accept stray dogs, which is why many false strays are currently skipping the line.” This is currently longer than ever in the 15-year history of the animal shelter. Other homes report similar experiences.
The organization assumes that the high demand could continue for up to two years. In the first year of the pandemic, more than three million British households are said to have bought a new pet, according to figures from the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association.
Accessed on October 23, 2021 at 02:01 am on https://www.sn.at/panorama/international/briten-wollen-ihre-lockdown-hunde-nicht-mehr-111311557