Durban - SPCA Amanzimtoti recorded a total of 423 animals - surrendered, strays, abandoned and confiscated - in January.
In the one month, 173 dogs were surrendered, 95 cats were brought in as strays, 80 cats were surrendered, 65 dogs were brought in as strays, four dogs were abandoned, three dogs were confiscated, one kitten and one hamster were abandoned and one tortoise was confiscated.
The SPCA shared the statistics in a Facebook post on their Facebook page.
“I'm sure you can understand that not even close to this number get adopted each month. We never turn an animal away, and for the animals, our SPCA is one of the safest places they could be, as once an animals steps through our doors, they will never experience suffering again. They will either be adopted out to an amazing home, or be humanely put to sleep. But I'm sure you can imagine that this is still absolutely devastating for our staff,” the post said.
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