Coachella Valley animal shelters see worst overcrowding since pandemic

Animal shelters in the Coachella Valley are over capacity, with some seeing the worst overcrowding since the pandemic.  Dogs are doubling up in kennels usually meant for one as shelters struggle to get them adopted out. The pandemic may have led to more adoptions because people were staying at home more, but now, years later, […]

Overrun with cats, Northern Utah animal shelters turn to public for help | News, Sports, Jobs

Jamie Lampros, Special to the Standard-Examiner One of of the recent kittens at Furever Friends Animal Oasis in Harrisville. Every day, local animal shelters and rescues receive phone calls from the public asking for help rescuing a stray, feral or abandoned animal, and right now, many of those calls are […]

The website that bypasses animal shelters to find pets a new home

“Home To Home” is a website that allows pet owners who need to surrender their pets to find a match with prospective owners who might be interested in their dog, cat or other animal. When a pet owner can’t keep their companion anymore, instead of taking them to a shelter, there’s an alternative being suggested […]

Local animal shelters reach capacity, how you can help

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — In 2023, The Gulf Coast Humane Society took in 2,608 pets, a nearly 30-percent increase compared to the 1,805 brought in 2022. Jackie McCollough with the Gulf Coast Humane Society said that since they are running on full capacity nearly at all times they have shifted their focus on intervening to […]

Breaking Putin’s protection pledge, Russian regions reinstate kill shelters

Comment on this storyComment Add to your saved stories Save RIGA, Latvia — Nearly every day, volunteers in Buryatia, a Russian republic in east Siberia, carry terrified and malnourished dogs in their hands to the Ulan-Ude train station. For more than 3,000 canines held in the region’s shelters, the mass evacuation to cities thousands of […]

To celebrate Taylor Swift’s birthday, fans encouraged to donate $13 to local animal shelters

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Happy birthday, Taylor Swift! To celebrate the Berks County native’s 34th birthday, the Pennsylvania SPCA wants fans to donate to a cause near and dear to the global superstar’s heart: Animal rescue. With their #TaylorSwiftChallenge, the PSCPA is encouraging people nationwide to donate $13 to a local animal shelter of their choice […]

Marion County Animal Shelter hopes to ‘empty the shelters’ with major adoption event

MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – The Marion County Animal Shelter wants to give its animals the gift of a forever home this holiday season. The shelter is one of nearly 400 shelters taking part in the Bissell Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters’ event. From Dec. 1 to Dec. 17, adoption fees will be sponsored through […]

After 300 Days, Escambia Animal Shelter’s Longest Resident Now Has A Home For The Holidays :

Some good news to share this Thanksgiving holiday weekend…the longest resident of the Escambia County animal shelter has a home for the holidays. Gibson had been in the shelter for 300 days before being adopted by his forever family, the Wingards. “He’s adjusting very well, has eaten and drank, and is now tuckered out beside […]

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 […]

Too Many Cats, Too Few Vets: New York City Animal Shelters Are Bursting

Slobbering and wheezing in anticipation, Brooklyn, a pit bull mix, strained against her collar as she marched purposefully toward a fenced play area at Animal Care Centers of NYC’s Manhattan shelter, where she knew she would be showered with butt scratches and attention. The gate opened, and volunteers laughed as Brooklyn bounded around like a […]

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