3 major animal shelters in Austin holding weeklong, joint adoption event

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Pets Alive!, Austin Humane Society and Austin Animal Center will hold a “300 Homes” adoption promotion beginning Saturday and running through June 4. APA! said the goal of the partnership was to find loving homes for 300 animals in just one week. “The adoption fees for most animals at all three […]

Kern County animal shelters are overcrowded, forcing tough decisions

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — From full-grown dogs to 11-week-old puppies, the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center doesn’t discriminate when it comes to taking dogs off the streets and into their care. But space is limited, and with the facility already housing 300 dogs in 175 kennels, the shelter is increasingly doing something they don’t […]

Local animal shelters say they’re overflowing as inflation strains pet owners | News

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — Animal shelters and humane societies are at or reaching full capacity. That’s because the nation’s inflation problem is forcing some pet owners to give up their furry friends.  Owning and caring for a pet is more expensive now, and that has left some owners struggling to afford rising costs.  Local 6 […]

Influx of dogs leaves animal shelters struggling

Winnipeg Published March 11, 2023 7:39 p.m. ET Animal Services held a dog sale this weekend due to being over capacity. (Source: Mason DePatie, CTV News) Winnipeg animal rescues are sounding the alarm on the number of dogs needing a home in the city as inflation and the rising cost of living force some pet […]

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 […]

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 […]

Heartwarming and Hilarious Videos from Animal Shelters and Organizations Honored by Hill’s | News

The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and Hill’s Pet Nutrition named the winners of the 2022 Wagsies Video Awards, which honor the most creative and outstanding storytelling campaigns created by animal welfare organizations this year to engage and educate their local communities. The winners were announced during the Association’s Annual Fall Conference in New Orleans, […]

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 […]

Crisis continues at Hawaii animal shelters

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii Island Humane Society is currently experiencing an adoptions drought, seeing very few applications and appointments. Their mainland transfer partners are also seeing the same downward trend, making it difficult to accept dogs from HIHS. As a result, dogs are staying for extended times as they wait to be noticed. “I […]

California animal shelters send pleas for help amid struggles with inflation

Check out what’s clicking on Animal shelters in California, like many Americans, are struggling financially as inflation continues to climb and are asking for additional support. U.S. inflation increased to 8.2% in September compared to the same time in 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The Valley Animal Center in Fresno and […]

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