Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

More Stray Dogs Roaming Cornwall's Streets

news - dog
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:01am 27th December 2011

The number of stray dogs roaming Cornish streets soars.

Statistics show, on average, 142 a month are picked up.

That is compared to 101 last year.

Welfare experts partly blame the economic downturn.

Kevin Brader is from the council: "There's lots of hidden costs that people perhaps don't realise when they first get a dog, as well as the obvious ones of feeding, there's vets bills and insurance, as well as other things that people don't take into account when they first get the dog.

Kevin adds there is lots to consider before taking a pet on: "Being able to afford the dog and whether or not they actually want to have the dog in the first place, and what are the reasons for having the dog and whether or not they can actually provide the dog with a suitable home that will be for the entirety of the dog's life."

Vet Steve Leonard is not so sure the recession is to blame: "I know people will fight tooth and nail to keep their pets. They won't get rid of them unless it's absolutely desperate. The bond we have with dogs in this country is absolutely amazing, some of them would rather give up a spouse than they would their own pet.

But Steve admits some pets do get too much to handle for owners: "Once they've grown to a full size animal, they just can't fit into their lives, and these dogs, unfortunately the fall out of that is that they end up abandoned and on the street or in rescue centres."

7:01am 27th December 2011

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Archie 4

WATCH: Cornwall's Fire Dog Gets His Own Film

See how Archie helps crews in the event of a blaze...

wedding 2

WATCH: Dog Saves The Day At Cornwall Wedding

George the French bulldog's going viral on Facebook

Most read
lanner fire

UPDATE: House Fire Near Redruth

Smoke was seen billowing from building in Lanner

a39 Trispen

Bus Crash On Busy Cornish Road

It happened on the A39 near Trispen

Top articles

UPDATE: House Fire Near Redruth

Cornwall News: Smoke was seen billowing from building in Lanner

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Injured ex-boxer Michael Watson appeals for 'car-jacking' witnesses

National News: Former professional boxer Michael Watson has appealed for witnesses after he was injured in a suspected car-jacking bid.

VIDEO: Cats Die From 'Anti-Freeze Poisoning'

Cornwall News: Vets warn others are missing in Camborne and Redruth

Piers Morgan pulls out of hosting RTS Awards over 'silly' campaign

Showbiz News: Piers Morgan has pulled out of hosting the Royal Television Society Programme Awards over a "silly" campaign to ban him.

CCTV footage 'shows Kim Jong-Nam assassination'

World News: CCTV footage has emerged of what is allegedly the moment the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is murdered.

Swim legend Grant Hackett found 'safe and well' after missing fears

Sports News: Aussie swimming star Grant Hackett has been found safe and well after going missing, according to his father.

What makes women good dancers? Study finds it is all in the hips

Strange News: Researchers may have discovered the secret to turning heads as a woman on the dance floor - and it turns out it is all in the hips.

Newer article

Liskeard Landlady Dies After Brawl

Cornwall News: Police investigating scrap at pub

Older article

Samaritans Calls Up in Cornwall

Cornwall News: Twice as many in the south west are ringing up over money worries

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.