Animal Shelters in Dallas Overwhelmed by Pets
Animal shelters in Dallas are being overwhelmed by pets being brought in by families facing financial hardships and foreclosures. They are also struggling from declines in donations, funding and adoptions.
Animal shelters in Dallas are now overwhelmed by pets, just like most animal rescues and shelters in other parts of the country. Because of financial difficulties and foreclosures, more pets are being abandoned and more families are bringing in their pets to shelters.
The services center of the Animal Guardians of America in West Dallas, which took in more than 7,700 cats in 2008, no longer has space and funds for additional pets. At its website, Animal Guardians has announced that it is no longer able to accept pets.
Steve Hurst, a volunteer at Animal Guardians, said that it is not easy refusing animals brought in, but the center no longer has space for more pets. He said he has to advise people asking for help to bring their pets to other shelters where their pets may have to undergo euthanasia.
By Cassiano Travareli
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