Monday, June 22, 2015

One In Ten Cats In Sweden Are Homeless

Via The Local:

Cats are among the most popular pets in Sweden. But more than 100.000 of the furry creatures are believed to have been abandoned by their former owners, according to animal rights organizations.

Sweden's total cat population is estimated to be more than a million. But around one in ten of the little felines has no home, according to new figures.

Some of the pets are thought to have run off, but many have simply been left to fend for themselves by owners who no longer want the responsibility of looking after them.

“They suffer. They fall ill and get injured, break their legs, lack food and get parasites”, said senior adviser Siw Ågren at Animal Rights Sweden (Djurens Rätt).

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