Re: friends boarding kennel
Of course that is unfortunate RS, but another way of looking at it is at least at boarding kennels it is only the human's pockets which are suffering, and not the animals. Animal rescue shelters are suffering more.
More people are dumping their animals, on top of the ones already in rescue.
Shelters are really struggling as they are getting low on food for the inmates due to deliveries not getting through.
They are also not getting new prospective owners going to look round for a pet.
I would think many smaller rescues are heading for disaster. Some are talking of having to close their doors to any more now, so how people 'dispose' of their unwanted pets then - I dread to think.
I did read a case last week of a dog rescued which had been locked in a luggage case and weighed down with bricks before being thrown in a lake.
I am sure many rescues would be grateful for any donations (food or otherwise) that we can spare at the mo.
The Animal Health Trust at Newmarket are closing too, and are not sure whether they will re-open.
They do so much good work there on household pets and equines.
They also offer no end of hereditary tests for different breeds, so I don't know what will happen without them.
All my Beddies have been DNA tested through them.