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SPCA: Take care of your pets

Hundreds of dogs and cats have been brought in this month, up to 50 animals a day.

FILE: The SPCA is urging the public to ensure that their pets are properly cared for during the holidays.

JOHANNESBURG - The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is urging the public to ensure that their pets are cared for during the holidays.

There has been a spike in the number of stray, abandoned and abused animals brought to their shelters over the festive season.

Hundreds of dogs and cats have been brought in this month with up to 50 animals a day.

The SPCA's Lisa Marie Greeff-Villet says pet owners going on holiday must make sure they are in a safe kennel or cattery or that someone is looking after them if they stay at home.

"Don't accept that cats and dogs are just animals that can look after themselves because that is not the case."