Animal centre needs your help

PUBLISHED: 13:01 20 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:49 26 October 2009

Staff with animals waiting for you to give them a good home

Staff with animals waiting for you to give them a good home

ANIMALS are abandoned and left for dead daily on our streets, and with your help these animals can find a safe home to live. This week the Potters Bar Edition is relaunching its Find Me A Home feature. Every week we will tell the story of an abandoned ani

ANIMALS are abandoned and left for dead daily on our streets, and with your help these animals can find a safe home to live.

This week the Potters Bar Edition is relaunching its Find Me A Home feature.

Every week we will tell the story of an abandoned animal, at the RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre, in desperate need of a new home.

Currently the South Mimms centre is nearly full to bursting. Anna White, manager of the centre on Packhorse Lane, said: "We used to have busier periods throughout the year but now we are constantly full to bursting and have waiting lists of animals to come in.

"When we do not have space, people will dump animals in the car park with no thought for their welfare, which is terrible.

"We need more homes for them."

One major reason animals are abandoned is when the initial excitement of owning a new pet wears off, people start to get 'bored' with their purchase.

The Southridge shelter can hold up to 148 cats, 108 dogs, seven horses, 20 rabbits and 30 small rodents, rats, mice, gerbils, and chinchillas.

To make sure the animals are housed with the best possible people, you will be asked to complete an application form and provide ID.

A home visit will then take place to make sure your property is suitable.

If successful, staff at the centre will visit again two weeks after the adoption to make sure everyone is happy.

To find out more about re-homing an animal and prices call RSPCA Southridge on 0300 123 0704.

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