Increase in abandoned pets

An animal charity based in north London says its seen a massive increase in the number of pets being abandoned.

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The cat abandoned on a cold doorstep

This is the five-month-old Blue Korat cross found dumped on the doorstep of the animal rescue centre.

Milo was found cold and shivering in the corner of his carrier by staff arriving for work in the morning.

Milo was found huddled in his carrier, after being dumped by his owner. Credit: ITN

London Centre Manager Katie Wickins said: “We understand that giving up a pet is a hard decision to make but our doors are open daily and there is no excuse for dumping a cat on our doorstep in freezing cold temperatures.

“We now live in a society where pets are not only too accessible to everyone but also too disposable. Anyone thinking of taking on a pet should consider the long term implications and responsibility that comes with owning any animal.

“Milo has been checked over by a vet and is in good health. He is incredibly sociable, very playful and affectionate.”

Milo has been checked over by a vet and is said to be in good health. Credit: ITN

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