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Images of two puppies in a cage, surrounded by gas canisters, saw animal lovers up in arms on social media. A concerned Newcastle resident posted the photographs on Facebook on Tuesday afternoon, 19 October 2021.
The resident noticed the pups in a pen at a business in the Riverside Industrial area. As a result of the heartbreaking sight, she got in touch with the Newcastle SPCA. She also enlisted the help of a friend to post a message on social media on her behalf, asking for more help.
Hence, the Newcastle SPCA affirmed that they inspected the property. And Heather Gero of the SPCA guarantees that the organisation not only handled the problem on the spot but will continue to monitor the situation. “The gas canisters are empty, and the puppies are not kept in the cage all day,” Gero explains.
Apparently, the owner took the puppies with her to work when a threat was made to the dogs’ lives. She then placed them in the cage for their protection. It is because of this, the SPCA will be monitoring their wellbeing and safety.
Gero urges community people to exercise caution while venting on social media sites like Facebook. “You do not deal with animal cruelty on Facebook. Rather, you get into contact with the relevant organisations and people involved.”
This is for a very straightforward reason. According to Gero, using social media without thinking might jeopardise legal processes and investigations.
Gero emphasises that keeping a pet entails a lot more than just feeding it. “The first thing you need to know, is what breed is the dog and what its requirements will be.”
Space for mobility, regular exercise, and nutritional demands are all part of these requirements. Additionally, Gero says, “Make sure you have money for the vet and don’t expect others to pay for your animal.”
Understanding a dog’s requirements, the size it will reach when mature, and its health conditions will ensure it leads a full and active life. Additionally, it will guarantee that pet owners do not inadvertently risk the animal’s life, safety and sanity.
Be a good human and care for animals.
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