DENVER (CBS4) – According to the Dumb Friends League an alarming number of pets are ending up in shelters right now. In March alone, DFL had more than 1,100 animals come in to their three shelters.
“It’s unusual because Colorado and Denver in particular, the communities love dogs for the past decade. before the pandemic we couldn’t keep dogs. Dogs flew out of here,” Katie Parker said.
Parker is the Vice President of sheltering for the Dumb Friends League. She says what they are seeing now is more than just pandemic related.
“People having their lives disrupted because of COVID and because of what’s happening with the economy, what’s happening with housing, when people’s lives are disrupted it can make it harder to own a pet,” she said.
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