Animal shelters urgently need adoptive parents

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Several local animal shelters are looking for people willing to welcome homeless animals because they are running out of space in their facilities.

With 31 dogs brought in pairs human cases, 26 cats removed from a recent hoarding situation and a mother and four puppies abandoned at their doorstep, Animal Welfare League CEO Lori Shandor said their shelter was full.

“In addition to our normal intake and our kitten season, we find ourselves at a very, very tight capacity here,” Shandor said. “We want to put these animals in good homes. “

There are currently over 125 cats and kittens on a waiting list to enter the shelter. This is just one of the reasons they are looking for more host families to open their homes, and they are not alone. Angels for Animals feline director Sherry Bankey said that since the start of the year, they have taken in 1,400 cats.

“We have a large facility. We have a lot of waiting rooms but not enough for what awaits us. We have foster families who have up to two or three litters in their homes right now because we are running out of foster families, ”Bankey said. “We have to send these kittens to foster families, especially because they are too young for the vaccines. As sterile as our environments are, you overcrowd the spaces in these rooms and there is a risk of disease. “

Both shelters also have plenty of adoptable pets ready for their permanent homes.

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