Palm Beach County animal shelter faces critical overcrowding crisis

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – — Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control is reporting its capacity is at a “critical level” as its kennels are “dangerously full.” “Unfortunately, we are very crowded. We have to pair dogs up, when sometimes dogs don’t really want to be paired up, but we don’t have a choice,” […]

Richmond Animal Care and Control facing overcrowding crisis amidst surge in animal intake

Richmond Animal Care and Control has reached critical capacity levels and is running out of space for the animals. Credit: 8News RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) is grappling with the pressing issue of overcrowding as the influx of stray animals continues to outpace their capacity. The shelter, which has has […]

PAWS Chicago Launches Crisis Fund To Reduce Animal Euthanasia At City Pound

CHICAGO — PAWS Chicago is ramping up philanthropy efforts to ease overcrowding at the city’s animal pound and reduce how many dogs and cats are euthanized. PAWS, a no-kill shelter that opened in 1997, launched a Chicago Animal Crisis Fund to rescue homeless animals at risk of being euthanized at Chicago Animal Care and Control, […]

Animal shelters think creatively to help families keep their pets amid “crisis”

Animal shelters across the country say they are approaching a crisis level in terms of the number of pets being given up. A shortage of workers, foster owners and veterinarians is making the crisis worse, and with shelters full, the euthanasia rate has climbed to a three-year high.  One facility in Colorado is working to […]

‘It’s a crisis’ – animal org ‘drowning’ in horses

One animal agency is pleading for help as they deal with a non-stop demand to rehome animals, especially horses. Helping You Help Animals (HUHA) currently has 36 horses needing a new paddock, with another 60 on the waitlist. That’s not including the 50 dogs, 40 cats and 30 pigs, adding to a total of 500 […]

Kidsgrove animal charity ‘facing crisis’ over demand for help

An extra 3.2m households across the UK bought a pet between 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic, with many taking the opportunity to get a dog while working from home. The subsequent cost-of-living crisis meant owners struggled to buy pet food and cover medical bills including simple treatments, Ms Cartwright said. “We are seeing dogs […]

Animal shelters ‘overwhelmed’ as people abandoning pets amid living crisis

Representational Image. News 18 London (England): The living crisis in the UK is forcing people to give up their pets as many animal shelters receiving overwhelming number of pets left at their doors, news reports suggest. As per the reports, the employees of these shelters have become sleep deprived as a result of rising demand […]

Extinction crisis puts 1 million species on the brink

Nature is in crisis, and it’s only getting worse. As species vanish at a rate not seen in 10 million years, more than 1 million species are currently on the brink.Humans are driving this extinction crisis through activities that take over animal habitats, pollute nature and fuel global warming, scientists say. A new global deal […]

Animal shelters face a potentially fatal pet adoption crisis

The “pandemic pet” boom that captured headlines and the public imagination may have been more anecdote than fact, at least for the animal rescue community: Dog and cat adoptions actually declined in 2020.  But the post-pandemic shelter crisis of 2022 looks very real.  Shelters around the nation are packed to furry capacity. Animal rescues are […]

Animal shelters continue to be in a crisis in 2022

Albuquerque Animal shelter anticipates 21,500 pets will have come through their two city-run shelters in 2022 by the end of the year. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Albuquerque shelters saw 17,000 to 18,000 pets arrive annually. Animal shelters across the country continue to be in a state of crisis. In the early days of […]

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