National Shelter Appreciation week sheds light on a growing problem at animal shelters across the U.S.
Southern Arizona is no exception to the problem.
Family pets are being given up in record numbers due to economic hardships.
At the Humane Society of Southern Arizona the number of animals taken in by the shelter is up 700 from July through September, as compared to last year.
Gail Brown, Chief Development Officer at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona says “If this trend continues, our community could have over 40,000 abandoned animals this fiscal year. In 2008 we were at 32,000 for the year.”
See the full story here: Humane Society overflowing with animals – KOLD News 13.