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Coronavirus: RSPCA under pressure during lockdown in Yorkshire

Coronavirus: RSPCA under pressure during lockdown in Yorkshire

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 5:21am 29th April 2020.

COVID-19: Animals still need rescuing

  • The RSPCA has been called out to nearly 500 incidents in North Yorkshire since the coronavirus pandemic began.
  • The charity has released the figures as part of its emergency appeal.
  • Vital funding is needed to help the RSPCA’s frontline staff continue their work across the county. 

In the month since the start of the lockdown, the RSPCA has dealt with more than 21,000 animal incidents - an average of 660 a day, or 27 an hour and 477 of those incidents have been in North Yorkshire.

The charity has released the figures as part of its emergency appeal, launched to keep its rescue teams out on the road. 

Animal rescuers at the charity have been designated key workers by the Government but vital funding is needed to help the RSPCA’s frontline staff continue this crucial work across England and Wales. 

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Dermot Murphy, Chief Inspectorate Officer, said:

“Despite the lockdown, there are still thousands of animals which need our help.

As designated key workers, our frontline rescuers are still out and about rescuing animals in urgent need of care.

The Coronavirus crisis hasn't put a stop to animal suffering and these figures show there are still many animals out there that need rescuing. 

We know that this is a difficult time for everyone but we must still be here for animals who are suffering and we are appealing for animal lovers to give whatever they can to help us.”

To help the RSPCA keep rescuing animals like these and keep our animal hospitals and centres running for emergency treatment and round the clock care through these unprecedented times, you can donate whatever you can spare at www.rspca.org.uk/covid

 

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