According to a Facebook post, the overcrowded kennels are also creating some kennel cough concerns as dogs continue to be arrive.
MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis Animal Care & Control (MACC) is asking for the public’s help as they struggle to shelter twice as many dogs as they normally do.
The organization says it is fielding an unusually high influx of strays, owner surrenders, bite cases and welfare/hardship cases.
According to a Facebook post by Friends of Minneapolis Animal Care & Control, the overcrowded kennels are also creating health concerns as dogs continue to arrive.
“The shelter is drowning in dogs. MACC does not have the staffing levels needed to provide the level of care they expect of themselves for these dogs,” reads a Facebook post asking for help. “With the large number of dogs in the kennel areas, kennel cough is also becoming a concern. Every day more and more dogs arrive at MACC – surrendered by owners, strays, bite cases, hardship/welfare cases – and very few have been leaving.”
“We want the best outcome for these animals,” said MACC Community Outreach Coordinator Madison Weissenborn, who said there are currently 50 dogs seeking homes. “We work really hard to make sure that they are adoptable. We take in anything that walks in our door, so making sure that they get the loving home that they deserve is our number one priority.”
MACC is looking for folks to adopt an animal and provide love via a forever home, and if you’re not able to do that, perhaps you can foster one until a home can be found.
Check out the city’s website for more information on how to adopt or foster.
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