The York County SPCA’s executive director suspects the economy is to blame, in part, for the overwhelming number of cats and dogs flooding the agency’s Emigsville shelter.
“This time of year we always anticipate what we call ‘kitten season,’ but this year we have just been absolutely inundated with not only kittens, but also with unwanted adult cats and dogs,” Melissa Smith said.
In July 2010, the SPCA took in 382 stray cats and 110 stray dogs, she said; this July, it took in 408 cats and 123 dogs — especially small dogs, for some reason.
The shelter has taken in 200 more animals so far this year to date than last year, she said.
The shelter was over capacity last summer, and this summer is even worse, according to Smith.
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