The RSPCA have reported an alarming increase in animals being abandoned across England and Wales.
In the last year, the RSPCA were called out to rescue more than 37,000 abandoned animals and received a call asking for help every 30 seconds.
Every year the charity sees a sharp rise in abandonments at the height of summer. Evidence from the RSPCA and other animal charities suggests some people chose to get rid of their pets rather than pay for them to be looked after while they are on holiday.
In other cases, money may be spent on holidays and other summer treats rather than seeking vet attention for ill or newborn animals, so they are simply discarded.
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