Dermot Murphy, RSPCA'S Chief Inspectorate Officer, said: "Sadly, we see a dramatic increase in the number of animals abandoned
in the summer.
'However, we have spent a lot of government funds in clearing abandoned
wrecks in Port Harcourt area.
With the UAE's sizzling summer around the corner, animal welfare groups fear a rise in abandoned
pets on the streets, saying that it has much to do with the growing number of expats returning to their home countries.
To combat this, Windsor Circle in August upgraded its Cart Recovery Solution with features that rely on a predictive scoring matrix to identify shoppers who frequently abandon
their carts with the hope that companies will sweeten deals.
Cox yesterday paid tribute to Reckless Abandon
by saying: "When he was unbeaten in all those top races last year it was phenomenal and I was delighted to be part of his career.
Al-Hamzi said a committee is tasked with removing vehicles that have been abandoned
for a long time.
A total of 2,053 abandoned
vehicles were impounded till the end of July this year, while as many as 3,577 vehicles were confiscated in 2018.
She added that although dogs are usually abandoned
due to injury or sickness, this was the first time she had seen a dog abandoned
for an "illicit relationship."
"The peak in animals being abandoned
in summer puts a massive strain on our centres."
Member of Parliament for Nkange, Mr Edwin Batshu had asked the minister to state the number of projects supervised by the ministry that were abandoned
in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years.
Throughout June, July and August last year, the charity received 23,673 calls about dumped animals - which equates to one call every six minutes, and represents a rise of more than 85 percent on the number of animals reported abandoned
during the colder months.
Division Three: Seaton Carew II 195-4 (J Cushlow 50, G Spence 54, O Nugent 50), Marske II 62-5 (R Mains 38, J Cushlow 3-17) - abandoned