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A Volusia County animal shelter overcrowded with abandoned animals



YOU CAN FIND THE MAP ON THE ORANGE COUNTY WEBSITE. STEWART: THE TEAM AT A VOLUSIA COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER MAKES THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO STOP ACCEPTING OR KEEPING DOGS WITH STORIES OF BITING OR AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR. IT’S LIKE THE NPO IS OVERWHELMED WITH ANIMALS AND HAS TROUBLE FINDING HOMES FOR THEM. THE SENAIT GEBREGIORGIS OF WESH 2 SHOWS US THE DIFFICULT SITUATION THAT THE ASBL FACED. SENAIT: THE SOUNDS AT HALIFAX HUMANE SOCIETY ARE AMAZING. EVERY KENNEL IS TAKEN, SO THE SHELTER USE CRATES TO HELP WITH OVERCROWDING. >> OUR HANDS ARE TIED AT THIS POINT. SENAIT: BEFORE PEOPLE PASS THROUGH THE DOORS, THEY WILL SEE THAT THE REFUGE IS AT CAPACITY. STAFF TELL US THEY HAVE RECEIVED MORE THAN 500 ANIMALS EVERY MONTH. >> UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE ALSO SEEING AN INCREASE IN DOG BITES AND DOGS ARRIVING FOR VARIOUS REASONS OF AGGRESSION. SENAIT: THE SHELTER WILL NOW PERFORM THE EUTHANASIZATION OF DOGS THAT HAVE A HISTORY OF BITING OR CONSTANT AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR. THE STAFF WILL NOT ACCOMMODATE THEM NOR. >> SOME OF THEM ARE JUST TOO FAR FOR US TO SAVE. SENAIT: THE TEAM SAYS AN INCIDENT MAY APPEAR OR EVEN STOP THE NON-PROFIT. >> IF WE HAVE BEEN NEGLIGENT IN RELEASING AN ANIMAL WHICH WE KNOW HAS POTENTIALLY POSED A RISK TO SOMEONE OR ALREADY HAD A HISTORY OF ONE, IT WILL BE ON US. WE AND THE OFFSETS OF THIS COULD ESSENTIALLY STOP OUR NON-PROFIT AS WE WILL HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF THIS IN COURT AND COSTS. SENAIT: WITH INFLATION AND THE HOUSING CRISIS, FEW ARE ADOPTING AND MORE ARE ABANDONING THEIR PETS. THE DECISION WAS DIFFICULT FOR THE TEAM. >> WE TRY TO BE GOOD PARTNERS AND PLACE ANIMALS THAT THEY WANT TO LIVE NEXT TO THEM OR IN THEIR HOME. SENAIT: IN VOLUSIA COUNTY, SENAIT GEBREGIORGIS, WESH

A Volusia County animal shelter overcrowded with abandoned animals

Related video above The Halifax Humane Society hopes families will adopt pets from the shelter as they continue to battle overcrowding. A large number of animals arrive each month and the staff strives to find them a home. A big challenge has been maintaining a balance between the number of dogs entering the shelter and the number of dogs adopted, according to the Halifax Humane Society. The shelter urges the community to consider adopting pets, and they also said adoption fees are waived. More information about the Halifax Humane Society can be found on their website.

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The Halifax Humane Society hopes families will adopt pets from the shelter as they continue to battle overcrowding.

Large numbers of animals arrived each month and staff worked hard to find homes for them.

A big challenge has been maintaining a balance between the number of dogs entering the shelter and the number of dogs adopted, according to the Halifax Humane Society.

The shelter urges the community to consider adopting pets, and they also said adoption fees are waived.

More information about the Halifax Humane Society can be found on their website.