Animal shelters "bursting at the seams", says PETA
Post by Kelly Swift
on 24 March 2011 in House & Home
Animal welfare centres across the UK are struggling to cope
as the number of homeless pets increases.
According to an article by the Swindon Advertiser, five dogs
found abandoned in the town were due to be put to sleep last week, after
efforts to re-home them proved fruitless. Thankfully, a campaign by the
newspaper led to a flurry of interest from members of the public, and all of
the dogs were saved.
UK-based animal charity, People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals (PETA) Foundation, has described the situation in Swindon as
heartbreaking, but said it is being replicated across the UK.
PETA spokeswoman Mimi Bekhechi said: "Swindon is not
the only town to reach a crisis point. Animal shelters across the country are
bursting at the seams with homeless animals."
Adopting and looking after pets is a significant commitment,
which is why it is vital to speak to animal welfare experts at re-homing
centres who are trained to ensure that the right animal is matched with the
right individual or family.