SPCA: fewer lost pets reported this year

2009-01-01 00:00

The Pietermaritzburg SPCA reported yesterday that there were fewer lost pets than previous years as a result of firecrackers going off during the celebrations to usher in the New Year.

SPCA spokeswoman Maureen Vida said yesterday the local branch has only three dogs in its holding kennels, but she pointed out that the number could rise as more cases are expected.

In Copesville, the organisation found a dog with “severe burn wounds”. However, Vida said that it had not been ascertained whether the burns were as a result of firecrackers.

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