Adoptober – do it for the animals
Dog rehoming has seen a huge change
RSPCA are focussing on dogs in our second week of Adoptober. Coronavirus has seen a big increase in people looking for puppies, with online searches tripling. It’s great that many people are looking to rehome animals in our care, but during this time there’s also been a rise in puppy imports.
We’re asking people to research before buying a puppy to avoid unexpected behavioural and health problems – which can be more common if buying from abroad. If people struggle with their new dogs, we fear they’ll be an abandonment crisis down the line and post COVID when we’re not at home as much.