Rescue me: why Britain’s beautiful lockdown pets are being abandoned

Rescue me: why Britain’s beautiful lockdown pets are being abandoned

Covid has been a factor in that rise, with 7% of owners surveyed saying they got a cat for reasons related to the pandemic, such as furlough or spending more time at home.

Owners offload dogs bought in lockdown by pretending they are strays

Owners offload dogs bought in lockdown by pretending they are strays

People are pretending that dogs they acquired during lockdown are strays so that rescue centres take them in, after failing to sell them online, animal rescue charities and shelters have warned.

Dog rescued from streets becomes one of UK’s first police Staffies

Dog rescued from streets becomes one of UK’s first police Staffies

‘It feels really good to have a staffie on the force’ (Picture: Caters News)PC Moss said Cooper is one of the best police dogs in Staffordshire and has become something of an A-lister his county, being invited on school tours and to meet the public.