In the canton of Zurich, the animal rescue service will carry out over 5,000 rescue missions for animals in need in 2021. That is quickly 18 percent more than in 2020.
The animal rescue service already carries out over 5000 rescue missions for animals in need. At the end of October this corresponds to a significant increase of 18 percent compared to the previous year.
In addition to the intense summer months, a massive increase in rescue operations was carried out, especially at the beginning of the year and in October. Bad weather conditions and more animals found, injured or confiscated are among other things responsible for the increased number of missions.
The TierRettungsdienst foundation’s 24-hour emergency center accepts countless calls for animals in need. At the beginning of November, the animal rescue service exceeded the mark of 5,000 rescue missions for animals in need for the first time in its 28-year history.
Over 1110 rescue missions have been carried out for cats
Most of the time, the animal rescue drivers for wild animals such as wild birds, hedgehogs, birds of prey, young birds, etc. moved out. Over 1100 rescue missions were carried out for cats and 555 missions for dogs in need.
At the beginning of the year, the bad weather conditions with an extraordinary amount of snow led to an increase in the number of weakened birds of prey. In particular, more wild and juvenile birds were rescued over the past year.
Further reasons for the increase in rescue trips for animals in need are more animals found, injured or confiscated without owners. Dogs in particular were used more often in the context of confiscations.
These were often imported dogs whose country of origin was not clearly proven and therefore there was a risk of rabies.
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