Our animal shelters, not only locally but nationally, are in trouble.
They are literally overflowing with adoptable pets, some of which had already been adopted out but are now being surrendered to shelters for a variety of reasons. Experts say backyard breeding is on the rise, along with the dumping of animals deemed 'not sellable,' and clinics have cut back on spaying and neutering pets because of a shortage of vets, so shelters and rescues are seeing more and more pregnant animals and litters of puppies and kittens.
Some shelters have had to close to surrenders because they are simply out of room; others are seeing their regular kennels overflowing and rows upon rows of pop-up crates stacked on top of one another to make more space. The bottom line is that our shelters need help NOW.
Amy talked to the President and CEO of the Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA Nikole Bresciani this morning about the situation and what you can do to help get more animals adopted.
Contact your local shelter or rescue and find your new best friend today.