Animal shelters stretched to the limit post-COVID
Bill Woods speaks with Melissa Penn, Sydney Dogs and Cats Home general manager, who are stretched to the limit due to calls to surrender pets having shot from 10-20 a week to more than 100 since the Covid-19 lockdown ended.
Ms Penn says cost of living pressure and rent restrictions played a role in the increase with the situation so dire that they cannot take further surrendered pets.
Sydney Dogs and Cats Home, reuniting and re-homing since 1946, is Sydney’s only Charity Pound. They pride themselves on never placing a time-limit on any animal awaiting adoption.
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