An animal charity in Cambridgeshire has made further provisions to assist pet homeowners cope with and overcome challenges they might face through the coronavirus pandemic.
Within the final three years, Wooden Inexperienced has supplied capability on web site and throughout foster properties if homeowners are not capable of care for his or her pet after they attain their adolescent stage.
The charity’s behaviour and coaching specialists have additionally supported 53 individuals with canine beneath two-years-old with issues together with aggression, anxiousness and separation points over the past three months of 2020.
Linda Cantle, director of pet and proprietor help companies at Wooden Inexperienced, mentioned: “Admitting that you simply need assistance or can not take care of a pet is an extremely tough resolution, nevertheless it shouldn’t be a supply of disgrace or embarrassment.
“As a lot as we encourage individuals 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final 12 months, Wooden Inexperienced was contacted by 32 homeowners wanting at hand over canine beneath a 12 months outdated for behavioural, medical and life-style causes.
A kind of canine was Mabel, a border collie who had bitten her vet by worry earlier than becoming a member of one among Wooden Inexperienced’s pet coaching programs the place her proprietor was given recommendation to proceed coaching at house.
Mabel then obtained one-to-one help from a canine behaviour and coaching specialist, which remodeled her behaviour in social conditions.
Nevertheless, some canine like Teddy, a 12-week-old Shih Tzu cross Norfolk Terrier who was too energetic for an additional canine within the house, needed to be given into Wooden Inexperienced in December.
However after spending time in a foster house, Teddy was matched with new homeowners this month.
Ms Cantle added: “We encourage anybody battling a pet to contact Wooden Inexperienced as quickly as potential. We could possibly supply an answer by recommendation, behavioural help or monetary help.
“We have the services, the capability and the experience to seek out them a brand new house – whether or not they’re on web site, in a foster house or stick with their authentic proprietor.”
For extra info, name Wooden Inexperienced on 0300 303 9333 or go to: https://woodgreen.org.uk/.