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RSPCA: 225 incidents in Bedfordshire last Christmas

The RSPCA is bracing itself for the toughest Christmas yet. The charity fears the financial strain from the Coronavirus pandemic could mean a rise in pets being abandoned and neglected.

Last Christmas Day, the charity received more than 950 calls. This was the highest number since 2013 and it received 63,000 calls throughout December, or 2,000 a day, making it the busiest Christmas period for at least four years.

In Bedfordshire last year, the charity dealt with 642 incidents across the winter period (Dec, Jan, Feb) and 225 in December alone.

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