THOUSANDS of pounds worth of animal care is spent a month at an RSPCA centre which is currently full with unwanted pets.
RSPCA Bridlington and District branch on 42 Quay Road, has 139 abused or abandoned pets in its care, costing the centre £10,000 per month.
Most of the animals have been picked up by local animal welfare officers as a result of cruelty or neglect.
The branch has 21 dogs, 32 adult cats, 34 kittens, 25 rabbits, 25 gerbils and two guinea pigs, all of which are looking for new homes.
Sue Preston, chairperson of the branch, said: “The number of animals in our care is unprecedented and the cost of looking after them all including veterinary care is staggering.
“We desperately need anyone who is considering taking on a new pet to make us their first port of call and of course any donations will be extremely gratefully received.
“There is no doubt this is the worst time we can remember for the number of abused, abandoned and unwanted pets needing our help.”
To adopt a dog, call 01377 240325; for a cat, kitten, rabbit or other small animal, call 01262 409080 and leave an answerphone message.