Pets in abundance at Animal Humane Society
The Golden Valley-based nonprofit says adoption rates are the lowest they’ve been in three years. The Animal Humane Society usually sees a drop in adoptions after the school year begins.
The Animal Humane Society has an unusually large amount of pets who are in need of a good home.
Among the four shelters, they have about 300 animals who are currently waiting to be adopted. Normally, their numbers are closer to 100 to 200. Their shelter in Golden Valley isn’t out of space and they are still taking in animals. Officials say adoption tends to slow down when school starts in the fall, but they haven’t seen a drop like this in at least three years.
300 pets up for adoption at Animal Humane Society
“We had a really robust kitten season, which is just when cats are giving birth to kittens so we have a lot of cats that are looking for homes, about 150 plus, right now,” said Animal Humane Society Spokesperson Zach Nugent.
The shelter also has a lot of dogs who are looking for pet parents, particularly older dogs, like 12-year-old Khloe. The rat-terrier mix was surrendered after her owners could no longer take care of her.
“She’s great with kids in the past, great with other dogs in the past, knows most of her basic commands, so just a great little sweetheart who is ready to go home today,” explained Nugent.
If you would like to adopt a pet, call the Animal Humane Society or check out their website: https://www.animalhumanesociety.org/