150 animals adopted in two days at Hamilton County Animal Shelter

Finding their “furever” home, 150 pets were adopted in two days over the weekend at Cincinnati’s main animal shelter.The shelter went into crisis mode after taking in 276 animals in just nine days.”We have been at what we call code red status since May 19,” said Ray Anderson, media and […]

Finding their “furever” home, 150 pets were adopted in two days over the weekend at Cincinnati’s main animal shelter.The shelter went into crisis mode after taking in 276 animals in just nine days.”We have been at what we call code red status since May 19,” said Ray Anderson, media and community relations manager at Cincinnati Animal CARE – Hamilton County Animal Shelter.Anderson said the shelter is currently housing 85 cats and more than 100 dogs at its Colerain Avenue location. Hundreds more are in foster homes.The shelter believes the pandemic has had a hand in the number of pets it is caring for.The shelter waived adoption fees over the weekend to try to get as many animals into homes as possible. And it worked. The shelter’s “Kitty City” was almost cleared and many dogs were adopted.But the shelter said the work isn’t over yet, as they still have many animals that need permanent homes. Anderson said the No. 1 reason people are giving up their pets is the inability to find affordable, pet-friendly housing.He said if anyone is having trouble affording the new expenses brought on from their pet — for example, pet food — the shelter may be able to help.Anyone interested in helping who is not able to adopt a pet is encouraged to foster, donate or volunteer.

Finding their “furever” home, 150 pets were adopted in two days over the weekend at Cincinnati’s main animal shelter.

The shelter went into crisis mode after taking in 276 animals in just nine days.

“We have been at what we call code red status since May 19,” said Ray Anderson, media and community relations manager at Cincinnati Animal CARE – Hamilton County Animal Shelter.

Anderson said the shelter is currently housing 85 cats and more than 100 dogs at its Colerain Avenue location. Hundreds more are in foster homes.

The shelter believes the pandemic has had a hand in the number of pets it is caring for.

The shelter waived adoption fees over the weekend to try to get as many animals into homes as possible.

And it worked. The shelter’s “Kitty City” was almost cleared and many dogs were adopted.

But the shelter said the work isn’t over yet, as they still have many animals that need permanent homes.

Anderson said the No. 1 reason people are giving up their pets is the inability to find affordable, pet-friendly housing.

He said if anyone is having trouble affording the new expenses brought on from their pet — for example, pet food — the shelter may be able to help.

Anyone interested in helping who is not able to adopt a pet is encouraged to foster, donate or volunteer.

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