Blogging About Critters Since 2007

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Disaster in Zimbabwe is a Disaster for Pets

Things are really falling apart in Zimbabwe.

Mugabe has ordered that prices be dropped below a sustainable level, and the result has been twofold. First, people are fleeing the country, and second, there is no more pet food.

Zimbabwe's rapid decline has led to the SPCA ordering all its branches to euthanase more than 600 pets abandoned by their owners as they flee the country.

No pet food is left after the price crackdown by the government.

Glynnis Vaughn, chief inspector of the Zimbabwe SPCA, told the Cape Argus that her organisation had been left with little choice but to begin putting down abandoned animals - mainly cats and dogs.


Here is a good general article about what has been going on there.

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