This is RTL information, the number of animals in SPA shelters is up 11% this summer. The SPA refuges are saturated. Nearly 9,000 animals are housed there, 1,400 more than last year at the same time.
A situation that saddens Ninon Rueff, the manager of the Plaisir refuge in the Yvelines. “These little cats were found in the town of Plaisir, on the edge of the field, next to the waste disposal center. They are little cats cowardly abandoned”, she explains at the microphone of RTL.
Since the beginning of the summer, she has noticed an increase in abandonments in her refuge: “Since June, it’s almost every day, every two days that you have to find a relay family in an emergencybecause the refuge is full”, specifies Ninon Rueff.
In the kennel, the manager explains that she has the capacity to accommodate around “a hundred dogs, but there are no free boxes here”, she adds. Faced with this massive influx, she explains having to use “the veterinary waiting room, the recovery room a few times. Unfortunately, we constantly, several times a day, requests for abandonment”, concludes Ninon Rueff.