THE RSPCA has responded to more than 900 incidents across Warwickshire since lockdown began.
The animal welfare charity says its frontline officers, animal carers and vets have continued to rescue, treat and care for animals in need since the country went into lockdown on 23 March.
Along with operating an emergency service rescuing animals in need, officers have also been collecting animals from the homes of people who have been admitted to hospital with Covid-19, who may not have anyone else to care for them while their owners are being treated.
Across the UK the charity has responded to more than 100,000 incidents.
Chief inspector Dermot Murphy said: “We’ve had to quickly and drastically change the way we work during these unprecedented times, from the way we rehome animals to the PPE we wear when responding to calls.
“But the priority for us during lockdown has been to continue to be there for those animals who need us – while also helping people who have been hit hard by the pandemic.
“Now, more than four months into lockdown, we’ve passed a milestone as we responded to our 100,000th incident. And our staff are as busy as ever collecting abandoned animals, investigating complaints of cruelty, providing life-saving veterinary treatment to the sick and injured, and finding wonderful new homes for our residents.
“To continue our vital work and to survive the huge impact this pandemic has had on the economy and, therefore, the charity sector, we really need your help. Please donate whatever you can spare.
Visit www.rspca.org.uk/covid to donate or find out more.