An animal charity in Cambridgeshire has made additional provisions to assist pet homeowners cope with and overcome challenges they might face in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
Within the final three years, Wooden Inexperienced has supplied capability on website and throughout foster houses if homeowners are now not in a position to care for his or her pet once they attain their adolescent stage.
The charity’s behaviour and coaching specialists have additionally supported 53 folks with canines beneath two-years-old with issues together with aggression, nervousness and separation points over the last three months of 2020.
Linda Cantle, director of pet and proprietor assist providers at Wooden Inexperienced, mentioned: “Admitting that you simply need assistance or can now not look after a pet is an extremely tough choice, nevertheless it shouldn’t be a supply of disgrace or embarrassment.
“As a lot as we encourage folks to do their analysis earlier than getting a pet, there are sometimes unexpected challenges and typically it merely doesn’t work out.”
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Between October and December final yr, Wooden Inexperienced was contacted by 32 homeowners wanting at hand over canines beneath a yr outdated for behavioural, medical and way of life causes.
A type of canines was Mabel, a border collie who had bitten her vet by way of concern earlier than becoming a member of one in all Wooden Inexperienced’s pet coaching programs the place her proprietor was given recommendation to proceed coaching at dwelling.
Mabel then obtained one-to-one assist from a canine behaviour and coaching specialist, which reworked her behaviour in social conditions.
Nonetheless, some canines like Teddy, a 12-week-old Shih Tzu cross Norfolk Terrier who was too energetic for an additional canine within the dwelling, needed to be given into Wooden Inexperienced in December.
However after spending time in a foster dwelling, Teddy was matched with new homeowners this month.
Ms Cantle added: “We encourage anybody combating a pet to contact Wooden Inexperienced as quickly as attainable. We might be able to supply an answer by way of recommendation, behavioural assist or monetary assist.
“We have the services, the capability and the experience to seek out them a brand new dwelling – whether or not they’re on website, in a foster dwelling or stick with their unique proprietor.”
For extra info, name Wooden Inexperienced on 0300 303 9333 or go to: https://woodgreen.org.uk/.