Another additional to the RSPCA Week items I posted yesterday – Some numbers on how many pets have been abandoned in Merseyside.
Via the Echo:
Mersey animal agony revealed
Apr 28 2008 by Rebecca Edwards, Liverpool Daily Post
THE number of animals abandoned by their owners in Merseyside rose by 10% in 2007, according to the RSPCA.
Figures released by the charity at the start of RSPCA week show that over 33,866 animals were rescued from abandonment or danger in the north of England in 2007.
A cat and five one-week-old kittens abandoned in a zipped-up suitcase in a supermarket car park in Runcorn;
A dog suffering from an untreated tumour tied-up and abandoned outside an RSPCA Animal Centre in Wirral;
A seven-week-old puppy with a docked tail and neck injury abandoned in bushes in Warrington.
And, just four months into 2008, the society has already rescued 699 abandoned animals across the north region. (
Apart from Southport)