Inundated with requests and rising costs, Ms Doelle has asked the government to fund her initiative, but says she has been forced to turn away some animals. Official figures show that the cost of pet products in Australia jumped by almost 12% in the year to the end of June. That’s double the rise shoppers are seeing in prices for their own food and drinks. And the BVA’s Dr Shotton added that healthy pets “already have lovely coats which look great and keep them the perfect temperature” and so “they really don’t need to be dressed up in costumes”.
- Contact your local emergency management office, animal shelter or animal control office to get additional advice and information if you’re unsure how to care for your pet in case of an emergency.
- The cost of pet food is up by 10.3% in the US, 8.8% in the European Union, and 8.4%