Look out for the an­i­mals

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Res­i­dents in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang have been warned of the im­por­tance of be­ing vig­i­lant of aban­doned an­i­mals this win­ter.

It comes af­ter a ham­ster was dis­cov­ered in­side a bag of rub­bish and res­cued from cer­tain death.

Stephen Cham­pion of Cham­pion Vets high­lighted that pet aban­don­ment con­tin­ues to be a se­ri­ous is­sue in the area.

He said: “Sadly, tens of thou­sands of pets are still aban­doned ev­ery year, and the fig­ures from or­gan­i­sa­tions such as the RSPCA sug­gest that this num­ber is con­tin­u­ing to rise. “Win­ter is al­ways worst of all. “Pets given as Christ­mas presents lose their nov­elty, and as ev­ery­one spends more over the fes­tive sea­son, pay­ing for es­sen­tial ve­teri­nary care gets pushed down the pri­or­ity list.

“Th­ese an­i­mals are then cru­elly left to fend for them­selves in the icy weather.”

“It is im­por­tant to re­mem­ber that own­ing a pet is some­thing to be en­joyed, but is also an im­mense priv­i­lege that comes with a great deal of re­spon­si­bil­ity.”

Happy couple Anne Marie and Lynda Coyle Help­ing hand Marie Anne

and Lynda with Mar­garet Fer­rier

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