Northern Colorado Animal Shelters Face Adoption Shortage – Loveland Reporter-Herald

Northern Colorado animal shelters are facing a crisis with more animals arriving and fewer people adopting them, the Animal Friends Alliance, Humane Society of Weld County and Larimer Humane Society announced Thursday in a Press release.

The shelters collectively have over 100 animals waiting to be adopted. According to the press release, shelters across the country are close to or at full capacity.

“The scale of the current needs is overwhelming,” said Sarah Swanty, executive director of the Animal Friends Alliance, in a prepared statement.

According to the press release, the abandonment rate of pets, especially dogs, exceeds the rate of adoption, and animals are staying longer in shelters.

Shelters ask the community to help them by adopting or adopting an animal, or donating to their local shelter.

“This is a problem our communities can help us solve,” said Nicholas Gilman, executive director of the Humane Society of Weld County, in a prepared statement. “Please help us by participating in our adoption, foster or donation programs so that our programs can reach the most animals.”

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