Sacramento County’s Bradshaw Animal Shelter is packed with pups – more than 180 of them.
“The large dog kennels are full,” posted PB SOC, a group that socializes large dogs at the shelter, on Facebook. “We are doubling dogs up, but what what we really need is your help. Today.”
Not only is the shelter having to double up dogs in kennels, but cat rooms are still being used to house groups of small pups, says Janna Haynes, communication and media officer for the shelter, 3839 Bradshaw Road.
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Not all dogs are listed on the website’s adoptable listing as some are on stray hold, medical hold and some were confiscated.
“Because we cannot adopt out those animals yet, it makes it extremely important to find homes for adoptable dogs,” says Haynes.
On a positive note, the shelter is still “running above a 90 percent live release rate,” Haynes reports.
But the shelter needs the community’s help to support its work for the animals.
“We really need the public to step up and support our efforts by adopting or fostering,” Haynes told The Sacramento Bee.
Previously, the shelter attributed the overcrowding to three main issues: people viewing pets as disposable; pets lacking microchips or not being confined effectively; and a lack of spaying and neutering, which increases the population of animals without homes.
Bradshaw is offering $25 adoptions. (Typical adoption fees for dogs are from $121-$147.) The shelter’s PB SOC group is offering adoptions for $10, with online counseling through firstname.lastname@example.org. The group helps pair families with the best dog for their lifestyles. See all available animals here and large adoptable dogs here. Learn more about fostering here.
“Spread the word,” said PB SOC in the Facebook post. “Bradshaw is packed full of amazing dogs!”
What: Sacramento County’s Bradshaw Animal Shelter
Location: 3839 Bradshaw Road, Sacramento
Hours: Closed Mondays, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 12:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 12:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays, 12-4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays