ANIMALS are still being abandoned across Warwickshire during lockdown.
The RSPCA has received ten reports in the county to its cruelty hotline since March 23.
Across the UK more than 1,600 reports have been made.
While the charity has continued its rescue work, it is reminding people help and advice can be sought.
Spokesman Dermot Murphy said: “Although much of the country is on lockdown, sadly there are still thousands of animals who need our help, including abandoned pets.
“Many people are finding their pets are a real source of comfort in these anxious times and thankfully cases of abandonment are slightly lower than usual but it’s heartbreaking that some animals are being dumped during this crisis.
“In most cases we don’t know why pets are abandoned but it’s really important to remind people that there is no evidence to suggest that Covid-19 can be passed from pets to people.
“There is lots of help and support out there for anyone else struggling to get animal food, with health or behavioural issues, exercising their pets or managing to keep children safe around pets. Please don’t be afraid to ask for help.”
Visit www.rspca.org.uk/covid for more information or to donate.