‘A nationwide problem’: Another Utah animal shelter at capacity, hosts $14 adoption event

‘A nationwide problem’: Another Utah animal shelter at capacity, hosts $14 adoption event

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WEST VALLEY City — Dozens of pet dogs and cats are trying to get like and people at the West Valley animal shelter.

The West Valley Metropolis Animal Shelter is crammed to ability and is hoping to obtain properties for these animals quickly. The shelter currently has 87 pet dogs, the most the shelter has at any time had at just one time.

West Valley Animal Services Director Melanie Bennet stated due to the fact there are so numerous puppies, the shelter is doubling up canine in kennels to household them all, even though the kennels are intended for just just one pet.

“We are fully total,” Bennett mentioned. “It is really just been gradually rising and we’ve had that for about the final year. We know it can be getting to be a nationwide trouble — it’s not just us. Most of the shelters and rescues that we do the job with in the valley are totally entire.”

The shelter introduced some dogs to the West Valley Town PetSmart situated at 3081 S. 5600 West as component of an adoption event. The pet dogs will be there from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to give people an option to undertake them.

Throughout the thirty day period of February, all adoptions at the West Valley Metropolis Animal Shelter will only have a $14 rate.

“If you can open up your property at this time… they will return the enjoy tenfold. Rescuing a dog will improve your daily life,” West Valley Metropolis Animal Products and services claimed in a social media publish. The canines from the shelter are up to date on their vaccinations, can be spayed/neutered and have the option of being microchipped.

Bennett said the shelter is nevertheless having in strays, but they at the moment are not accepting proprietor turnovers “because we’re so comprehensive.” She suggests if somebody is wanting to give up their dog, they use social media and family members to get the word out to locate a new household for their animal.

The Humane Modern society of Utah also a short while ago asked for help from the community right after obtaining its kennels so complete that the group is having difficulties to consider in any much more dogs. The Humane Modern society has said it has helped consider in animals from shelters in Salt Lake County all the way down to Hurricane.

Ideal Good friends Animal Society government director Michelle Dossin explained to KSL NewsRadio in January that maxed-out shelters are a “complete-fledged disaster.” She claimed quite a few shelters are over ability and are “needing to make really difficult choices about everyday living-preserving.”

Around the earlier 12 months, some Utah shelters, like the Weber County Animal Shelter and South Salt Lake Animal Expert services, experienced moments where they could not choose in any additional pet dogs and failed to have sufficient team users to preserve the kennels clear.

Everyone interested in adopting an animal can go to the West Valley Metropolis Animal Shelter in between 1-4 p.m. Monday by Friday to see the cats and canines offered.

Contributing: Mark Wetzel, Alexandrea Bonilla, Mike Anderson, Michael Houck, Lauren Steinbrecher

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