Rescue centre ‘overwhelmed’ with people ditching their dogs due to cost of living crisis

A PET rescue centre has had to reject unwanted dogs for the first time in 30 years after a cost of living crisis deluge.The Carla Lane Animals in..

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A PET rescue centre has had to reject unwanted dogs for the first time in 30 years after a cost of living crisis deluge.

The Carla Lane Animals in Need Centre said it faces “unprecedented” demand and has a waiting list for those wanting to give up their pet.



A pet rescue centre has had to reject unwanted dogs for the first time in 30 years after a cost of living crisis deluge

The Carla Lane Animals in Need Centre has space for 40 hounds but now has a waiting list for those wanting to give up their pets

The charity, based in Melling, Liverpool, has space for 40 hounds but said it is seeing the “impact of people buying dogs without realising the commitment involved and just wanting rid”.

Volunteer Kellie O’Shea blamed a “perfect storm” of lockdown purchases, cost-of-living increases, and “over-breeding” for them simply being “overwhelmed”.

She added: “We’re completely full.

“It’s the worst I’ve ever seen.

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“It’s heartbreaking but we cannot find homes quickly enough.”

She advised owners struggling to cope with their pet to contact animal charities for support.

She added: “Sometimes, just some basic training is all that’s needed to enjoy a lifetime’s companionship with your pet.”

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