February 6, 2023

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DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE: Owner surrenders surge at local animal shelters

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DENVER (KDVR) — Dumb Friends League shelters across Colorado have had to make changes to help handle the recent drastic increase of owners surrendering pets.

“This summer has really been a challenge with the number of intakes we have,” Courtney Knerr, the social media specialist at Denver Dumb Friends League, said.

They explained a few months ago that the shelters had to close intake fully until more adoptions happened. Knerr said they then allowed walk-ins again which eventually led to a large surge of pets being brought in, and ultimately led the shelters to shift to an appointment only option.

“Its a concern throughout the city. Shelters are really overwhelmed with their dog populations, it’s not unique to us,” Knerr said.

Knerr said they don’t…

Courtney Fromm

2022-08-20 21:06:37

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