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Warnings and helplines re: pets in the riots.

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QuietTiger Tue 09-Aug-11 18:24:39

I have been asked to pass on the following by various (completely legit) rescue contacts.

1) If you are in london, affected by the riots and need a place of safety for your animals please contact or call 07899 724 800 or 0844 844 2900 in confidence - they will help.

2) If your animal is in a vets surgery in an area that might be hit by rioters, then either get them out, or check that your vets will be manned throughout the night. More than one vets have been hit & a pet shop. Most practices do not have 24 hour staff... is your animal safe?? The vets are being looted for drugs & equipment.

3) Hundreds of rioters are apparently all meeting up in Crystal palace park tonight. Please warn all dog & pet owners in the area to keep dogs, cats and other animals in!!

4) If you walk your dog at night, tonight, give it a miss. Stay safe.

5) If in doubt, keep your animals in and safe tonight. If you are in an area affected by riots, keep pet carriers, leads and other equipment close to hand so you can get your pet out in an emergency/fire if you have to leave your house.

I make no apologies for passing this on.


DogsBestFriend Tue 09-Aug-11 19:05:10

May I add that if anyone is an experienced rescuer or fosterer - ie who can prove that they've been homechecked - and can provide temporary shelter for a cat, dog or rabbit (probably other animals too) displaced by the riots please contact


(PS Bloody good post, QT).

Stay safe everyone.

Cheria Wed 10-Aug-11 08:47:41

I hadn't even thought of the domestic pets involved in this. Hope you all keep your animals safe, they'll be so much more terrified than their owners.

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