Metro animal shelters at crisis levels, overrun with pets that need to be adopted – WSB-TV Channel 2
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ATLANTA — Animal shelters throughout metro Atlanta are in a disaster. They’re overrun with pets, a few of which have been there for greater than a yr.
The truth is, LifeLine Animal Challenge Placement Supervisor Lane Johnson informed Channel 2′s Jorge Estevez that adoptions are down 30% nationwide.
One motive could also be inflation with regards to the price of residing.
“Individuals can’t discover housing, they will’t discover housing that enables pets, and so they can also’t afford to maintain the pets they’ve,” Johnson stated.
At DeKalb County Animal Companies, there are greater than 500 canines. A few of them reside in workplace area and short-term kennels positioned in what was as soon as a convention room.
The canines do get a break through the day when employees clear and sanitize the residing area. In addition they get assist from shelter volunteers, a few of whom stroll 20-30 canines in a day.
Estevez acquired to spend a while with a pit bull combine named Jake. Staff stated he, like many canines there, present indicators they have been as soon as in a loving residence.
“He’s house-trained as a result of he did wait to come back exterior to make use of the restroom. He is aware of instructions. Somebody took their time to like him in some unspecified time in the future and he’s simply ready for somebody to come back love him once more,” shelter worker MonaLisa Descene stated.
Even for those who can’t give a canine or cat a “without end residence,” there are methods to assist together with applications like “Canine for a Day,” which permits individuals to take a canine out to satisfy individuals, get publicity, and get out of the kennels.
“Weekend Warrior” permits guests to take a canine residence for 2 to 3 days. There are additionally completely different lengthy and short-term foster choices.
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