Pets Abandoned in Hard Times

Animals are handed over to charities because owners can no longer afford them.
1:34 | 11/11/11

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Across the pond the global recession is really hitting home for many pet owners who are increasingly handing their animals over to charities. Because they can no longer afford to care for them. The BBC's Eric Campbell has the story. When household budgets are stretched even the most loved -- -- pet may be just too expensive. Shaky Dana asked -- -- performance. Has decided giving him capacity -- cats and this is an option. We -- to work you know you're going to be in arrears did you read that stuff I'm I'm basically on the verge of losing my flat. -- revenues were flat haven't seen fit fun loving that much -- just one dimensional. Thinking. SEC has always taking and pets from an institutional reform. In the past -- however the numbers of doubles. Eight year old son is typical of these new wave of the rivals he was 143 weeks ago it off to his and whose husband was -- -- I weasels say seeing more pregnant animals and -- needing potentially expensive medical treatment. -- animals coming to us hostile conditions that make us think that they put we've been ignored for some time -- -- And is coming along -- get to grips with them in the case -- Winston's it's a police you don't have that been done. Haven't been to almost two years ago it would have been a lot -- -- visa and will benefit him as well you like that it takes -- A 48 -- is about to -- dogs to be -- hangs. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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