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The RSPCA said the boom in pet ownership could turn into a "crisis" for those animals once their owners returned to work after lockdown and could no longer lavish so much attention on them. RSPCA pet welfare expert Samantha Gaines said: "Many of our pets are now used to having us around all the time, while others have never known any different.Is there a lockdown in South Australia?
South Australia began the strict six-day hard lockdown on Wednesday. The measures are among the toughest in the world, with only countries such as Argentina, Israel and Venezuela enacting such extreme restrictions.Who is buying pet food during Lockdown UK?
Helen Warren-Piper, general manager of Mars Petcare UK, which makes Pedigree and Whiskas, said: "We recognise retailers are experiencing unusual demand for pet food during lockdown." Under-35s account for 59% of new pet owners, while 56% of those buying a pet for the first time have children at home, the PFMA says.Is it illegal to walk your dog in lockdown?
Police said 'you cannot leave the house to walk the dog or to exercise' in a tweet on Wednesday, outraging many who siad it hurt hurt animal welfare. People who are found flouting directives can be fined up to $1,000 - including for walking their dog during the lockdown.