After the break is over credit, some brazen holidaymakers even try to adopt the pooches back: Alamy The Australian Animal Protection Society made the shocking claim after an influx of pets dumped on their doorstep.
Vice President Sue of the charity said: “For Christmas holidays, as often as people go abroad, they would like to get rid of them because it costs so much for kennels.” Others even leave gates and doors open when they depart so that their dogs can escape.
“Many people leave a huge bag of food and what they believe is enough water for their dog in the backyard, but it can end up nasty,” she said.
Fae Pawley from the Lost Dogs Home said it was “definitely a trend toward the holidays”-adding that her shelter in North Melbourne was overcrowded with cats and kittens because owners didn’t neutralize their animals.
Animal owners taken to council points will be charged as much as they would if their pets were placed in commercial boarding facilities..
Dogs cost $65 for the first day and $15 every day thereafter-while cat owners lose $30 for the first day and $15 for the next day.
Dog owners are also faced with fines of up to $330 to leave their dog “big.”
ThreeTn thanks you for your interest in this topic, and invites you to browse and read more in the next article.