SPCA chief goes on hunger strike over starving dogs
Monday, 17 November, 2014
A veteran Whangarei SPCA inspector has gone on hunger strike after finding seven starving dogs in a single month – some of which have since died or had to be put down.
Chief Inspector Francine Shields says in 23 years, she has never had to deal with so many neglected pooches.
"In Whangarei, generally we would see maybe one or two a month at this extreme state of starvation, and I'm sure that's the same throughout the country," she said on Firstline this morning. "Why we are seeing an increased number all of a sudden is of a great concern to us."
Read more about Ms Shields' hunger strike at 3news.co.nz.