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Dog homes are flooded with people returning their pets as the cost of living crisis bites News from the United Kingdom

The charity is flooded with phone calls from people who want to give up their dogs due to the cost of living crisis.

Birmingham Dogs Home has adopted 53% more animals than last year and its two seats are now full.

Rachel Frost, a charity fundraiser, told Sky News: “I don’t think we’d see a living cost increase.

“We knew about closed dogs and that people didn’t have time for them once things got back to normal, about the socializing aspect of dogs during locking, so we predicted that in this way we would get an increase in dogs, but the cost of life shocked people.”

Image: Birmingham Dogs Home has adopted 53% more animals than last year and their two seats are now full

The charity, which is also trying to absorb the cost of rising energy and fuel bills, currently breeds 130 dogs – they have brought 93 dogs to them in the last month.

Cersi, a one-eyed French bulldog, will soon be looking for a new home after veterinary treatment. She was accepted because her owner could no longer afford it.

“Everything has increased, so it’s really hard for families, it’s a very difficult decision,” Ms. Frost added.

At Christmas, the RSPCA saved 29% more animals in England and Wales than the previous year.

Caritas said it expects a further increase by the summer due to the cost-of-living crisis.

Image: Cersi, one-eyed french bulldog. Her owner could not afford to keep her

A Sky News spokesman said: “For those who are trying to take care of their pet due to the cost of living crisis, we would like to ask people to seek help from friends and family or from reputable charities like us.

“We fear that we could see an increase in abandoned people as rising living costs burden people’s finances, or we could see an increase in the number of pets treated by domestic means to reduce costs instead of being taken to a vet.

“All of this could have a worrying effect on animal welfare.”

Image: The bear will soon be ready to move

Tumors, knee surgery and skin irritation are some of the problems veterinarians at Birmingham Dogs Home face.

The average cost of caring for a small dog is around £ 50 a month, but that doesn’t include coverage if something goes wrong.

Veterinarian Matt Perks explained: “There is a wide range when it comes to insurance – but you are probably looking at £ 50 a month for a good level of coverage with life insurance.

“It’s worth the security. If, for example, a dog ever needs a magnetic resonance imaging test, you’re probably talking about £ 2,500 to £ 3,000 for the test alone; some orthopedic procedures are in the thousands of pounds.”

“During the lock, people went out and bought a dog because they thought it was a good idea, and then it’s just an afterthought when the dog starts to have problems – and that’s probably why we ended up leaving these people because people they cannot afford this care. “