Pet Shelters Compelled to Euthanize Animals
Pet shelters throughout the country are now compelled to euthanize animals because their personnel are not able to treat abandoned animals fast enough. A shelter in Elkhart, Indiana has been receiving about 700 animals every month since the start of the recession.
Pet shelters throughout the country are now compelled to euthanize animals because shelter personnel are not able to treat ill and abandoned animals fast enough.
Because of the downturn, animal shelters are now overloaded with pets brought in by owners struggling from lack of jobs, families moving out of foreclosed houses and renters being evicted for failure to pay the rent.
Worse, animal shelters can no longer cope with the increased workload because of the sharp drop in donations and public funding. Some shelters are even facing foreclosures or evictions because they are already delinquent in their mortgage loan payments or rentals.
By Cassiano Travareli