WELD COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – Animal shelters across the country are participating in the Clear the Shelters campaign, and volunteers hope this effort can help alleviate capacity issues.
The Humane Society of Weld County is at full capacity and volunteers are actively working to ensure that they can place as many dogs and cats as possible with loving families.
To encourage an increase in adoptions, the shelter is pushing back 50% on adoptions until September 11.
There were 30 adoptions on Saturday at the Humane Society of Weld County, but more and more animals continue to arrive. They expect around 20 cats to arrive soon due to a hoarding situation. All summer, more and more animals kept flocking.
“In May, we saw a 46% increase in our intake over last May,” said Sarah Morrill of the Humane Society of Weld County.
The Weld County location sees more stray animals, while other shelters see more pets as people return to the office after months of working from home.
“We have volunteers and staff [who] work around the clock to make sure these animals get the care they need, ”said Morrill.
On Saturday, Morrill and his team focused on behavioral training when trying to keep the dogs at home. On Sunday, the focus was on an open house, showing people behind the scenes at the shelter while training new volunteers. Click here to find out more about the organization.
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