Worcestershire's worsening situation for stray
Worcestershire’s Dog Warden team has called on
dog owners to stop abandoning Staffordshire bull terriers as the
number of stray ‘staffies’ being picked up across the county
reaches a critical point.
Worcestershire Regulatory Services is picking
up staffies and related cross breeds as strays every week in the
areas of Wychavon, Worcester City, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Wyre
Forest and Malvern in numbers that exceed the capacity of local
Rehoming dog warden for Worcestershire
Regulatory Services Pip Singleton said: “These beautiful
dogs are being abandoned in large numbers but are not being
claimed. The pressure that is being put on local rescue centres to
take them in is becoming overwhelming.
“In the last two months RSPCA Worcester, Dogs
Trust Evesham and Forest Dog Rescue in Kidderminster have helped
take in so many, but there is no let up and the staffies keep
coming in. The situation is dire.
“The limited space in animal rescue centres is
at a premium and there are short timescales to work with before
there is no choice other than to destroy these poor animals.
Another six staffies have recently been picked up.
“Please don’t dump your dog, and please do not
breed from it. There are just too many flooding the market.”
If you would consider offering a staffie a
permanent home please contact Pip Singleton on 01527 881395 for
more information on how you could help a dog.