But now this sudden love for dogs throws the mask and shows its real identity: many dogs are now returned to the kennels from which they were taken. This is what is happening in Israel according to the Jerusalem Post: “For every adoption request that comes to us, we have at least 30 requests from people who want to give up their dogs,” said Dr. Sharon Maoz, administrator of Let Animals Live.
The leaders of the Israeli Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) have the same opinion: “It is as if we have not had adoptions, most of the dogs have been returned and there are many new ones. The cages are full because people have adopted dogs in the midst of the pandemic and now they regret it. One of the saddest things is to see a dog being left here as he watches their owners leave and start to cry. Some may starve to death because of their sadness. “
The Israeli SPCA estimates a 30 percent increase in animai dropouts across the country during March, explaining that in most cases the main motivation would be related to economic issues that lead owners to not feel able to take care of dogs .
In recent days on social networks a video has shown hundreds of abandoned and stray dogs living in horrible conditions in a barren landfill full of garbage in Arad, a city in southern Israel.
A situation that aggravates the country’s stray dogs: according to a 2017 study by the Humane Society International, Israel has over 33,000 stray dogs, with the majority of them living in areas to the south with a strong Bedouin presence.
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