Animal adoption not going very well in our area. How is it going in your area?
September 14, 2008 9:26am CST
PetSmart is having pet adoption weekend. Friday, in our area, no one applied to adopt a cat or dog. Saturday each place had one or two inquiries. Today some will try again, but some shelters won't come back. Most people here are in apartments where they can't have pets or are taking care of as many pets as they can handle. As the price of pet food goes up, some are starting to even have trouble and have more pets than they can handle, so they are going without something themselves in order to feed their pets. Last year at this time, 3 to 6 cats were adopted and someone even adopted some rabbits (a guy was transferred from his job to across the country and couldn't find a place that would even take rabbits). Our shelters are mostly no kill and are at 200%. Do you see similar or different going on in your area? Someone was saying with Ike that they really think shelters down south will be even worse off than us up here. So how is the pet adoption/shelter/strays/abandoned animals situation in your area?
• United States
14 Sep 08
I do not know for sure about right in our town. I know that in a little town six miles over, someone abandoned a litter of puppies in a box at a business. Another humane agency in a town thirty miles away took them in. Their vets checked them out then put them on the Waggin' Train. Evidently in some places in Colorado they are short of puppies and dogs. If a dog or puppy is in good health and not certain temperament or breed they are welcome. The agency has a specially equipped mini van that has special, self cleaning type cages, climate control, music, and they drive the rescued animals to Colorado. That was a heartening article in the newspaper.