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Use RSPCA register when pet is home alone these holidays

HOME ALONE BLUES: If you are planning to leave your dog alone while you take a Christmas break with friends calling in to feed him, take up the RSPCA register idea in case he starts howling for company.
HOME ALONE BLUES: If you are planning to leave your dog alone while you take a Christmas break with friends calling in to feed him, take up the RSPCA register idea in case he starts howling for company. Peter Chapman

WITH school holidays fast approaching the RSPCA is encouraging pet owners who are going away use the organisation's new Home Alone service.

"With Home Alone, people can register their pet on our website and leave the name and contact details of the people taking care of the animal," RSPCA Qld spokesperson Michael Beatty said.

"That way we know who to contact in case of emergencies."

The service was set up to alleviate the burden on already overworked inspectors called to possible cases of neglect during holiday periods.

"In many of these cases the animals have actually had someone assigned to look after them," Mr Beatty said.

"The problem is that the animal owners have neglected to notify neighbours who then report the matter to us.

"I would urge anyone who leaves their pets in the care of family or friends to register with our Home Alone service."

Mr Beatty said the RSPCA Home Alone service was also useful if pets escaped while owners were away.

"Simply by completing your details on Home Alone when your family is going on holidays, you can be reassured that RSPCA Inspectors will contact you or your animals' nominated caregiver if a complaint is lodged or the animal ends up at an RSPCA refuge," he said.

People can register their pet on the RSPCA website at rspcaqld.org.au.

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