Stock doing fine, says SPCA
'It's not getting ignored by us or the farmers'
South Canterbury SPCA is asking the public not to panic after numerous calls about stock in muddy paddocks.
Animal welfare officer Barry Fairbrother said heavy rain and floods had caused a lot of work for farmers in recent weeks.
''We've got to be open minded and appreciate that everything is difficult at the moment.''
Mr Fairbrother said he has been talking to farmers around the district.
''It's exceptionally wet; we've just had a huge amount of rain. People are trying to feed out and sometimes people misinterpret that; it's not getting ignored by us or the farmers.''
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