The Royal Society for the Protection of Animals of Liège, which currently welcomes 133 dogs, 174 cats and 30 animals of different species (roosters, rabbits, hamsters, etc.), announced this Friday “with a heavy heart” that it was saturated.
A saturation which is explained by “requests for support which do not end but above all, a considerable reduction in adoptions”.
From now on, drop-outs must be made by appointment and only when a place becomes available. The Saint-Nicolas-based shelter now prioritizes emergencies and found animals.
The Liège structure, which has three refuges in Cointe, Vilnamont and Arlon, is not the only ASBL in this situation, as our colleagues from BX1 explain. Also overloaded, the Veeweyde refuge in Anderlecht found that requests for abandonment had not weakened after the summer as usual.
It must be said that the energy crisis affecting our country does not help the problem since some masters are no longer even able to pay veterinary fees and food for their animals. And the other perverse effect of this crisis is that it does not encourage people to adopt…