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Abandoned dogs on the rise due to increasing living costs

Animal shelters are getting overcrowded these days with dogs being abandoned by their owners who seem not to be able to cope with the ever-rising rising living costs.

This is what Philenews reported on Tuesday, citing Andreas Tsavellas who works for the non-profit animal welfare organization “Simba Animal Aid Cyprus”.

“It seems that it is raining dogs this summer,” he said before adding that 48 puppies and seven adult dogs were dropped off in their shelter in just 10 days.

The reason seems to be the bleak financial state of play sparked by the outbreak of the pandemic and ongoing war in Ukraine.

“Simba Animal Aid Cyprus’ has temporary reception areas for stray dogs in the municipalities of Nicosia, Aglantzia, Strovolos, Lakatamia, Agios Dometios and Engomi.

Their facilities, he said, have the capacity to accommodate 60 dogs.  However, they now have 110 and they also care for another 12 in other areas.

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