The city of Cologne supports the two local animal shelters Dellbrück and Zollstock financially due to inflation and the corona crisis.
Cologne – Animal shelters throughout Germany are currently suffering from the increased prices and the increased taxes on pets. The town Cologne now intervenes and supports the two local animal shelters financially.
Financial support for the animal shelters in Cologne (and all of Germany) is currently an important cornerstone to keep them open. After all, the city itself also gives away animals that are found in public spaces. Based on the Animal Welfare Act, the two animal shelters in Cologne act as representatives for the city when it comes to animal care.
The animal shelters should now each receive additional aid of 25,000 euros to cope with the rising energy costs and maintenance costs for the many animals. The staff is also suffering from the increased costs and needs wage adjustments accordingly – so these are basically difficult times for animal shelters in Germany.
“The previous contractually regulated support from the city is no longer sufficient to ensure the care and feeding as well as the necessary veterinary care for the animals,” explains the city of Cologne.
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Due to inflation, more animals are currently being given to animal shelters, which is why they are slowly reaching their capacity limits. Only on Thursday did TAG24 report about the cat Miso, who ended up in the animal shelter.
Due to the urgent situation, the city asks once again not to give away pets at Christmas. “The Christmas time stands in front of the door. “Only those who are willing to take on this responsibility in the long term, including financially, should receive an animal as a gift – and preferably one from the animal shelters in Cologne.”