US dog shelters struggle with returns after pandemic adoption boom

Shelters across the US are struggling to take in a growing number of dogs and cats. Some pets adopted early in the pandemic are being sent back as owners slowly return to normal life. The financial impact of Covid-19 as well as a puppy boom due to a pause in spaying and neutering during the pandemic are also adding to the strain. "It is so hard for the animals," says an employee of Lucky Dog Rescue, a Virginia-based non-profit that matches shelter dogs with temporary homes.

Publish : 2021-05-09 18:25:00

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