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Paws and effect: Animal rescue work struggles under coronavirus restrictions

Thousands of animals are saved from regional pounds every year but that rescue work has been hindered by the coronavirus pandemic.Key points:Animal rescue organisation are receiving fewer donations and are unable to raise awareness due to pandemic restrictionsRegular transport options to rescue animals from pounds have made volunteers concerned more animals are being euthanised than usualDog adoptions have increased as more people are working from homeCarey Edwards from the Australian Working Dog Rescue Initiative said the organisation’s revenue has dropped by more than half.”There has been a huge impact on donations, of course, because everyone needs their money to survive,” he said.Annual events where the organisation raised funds and awareness have all been scrapped.”That’s all gone, as is all the royal shows we do — they’re all cancelled,” he said.This cattle dog pup, Jindi, was rescued from a regional pound this year.(ABC News: Rachel Carbonell)Fears that more dogs are being put downThe biggest problem has been getting to country pounds to save animals. Codirector of the organisation, Di Edwards, said regular commercial transport options have been very limited.Car
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