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Sacramento animal shelter pleads for help as kennels are ‘desperately full’

Bradshaw animal shelter 'desperately full.' Here are some of the pups.

Sacramento County's Bradshaw Animal Shelter is "desperately full" and in great need of fosters and adopters.
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Sacramento County's Bradshaw Animal Shelter is "desperately full" and in great need of fosters and adopters.

Bradshaw Animal Shelter is "desperately full."

There are more than 180 dogs – particularly large ones – filling the shelter, according to a news release.

"We are asking you to help us spread the word – our dog kennels are beyond capacity at the shelter," said Janna Haynes, shelter communications and media officer. "We have dogs doubled up, small dogs 4-6 deep in our cat rooms, dogs housed in our barn and in outdoor kennels awaiting permanent space."

The public won't see all of the dogs listed on the website as some are in stray hold or are involved in difficult – and sometimes long-term – confiscate cases, Haynes said. Some are also receiving medical care.

This means getting those dogs that are adoptable out to foster or adoptive homes is even more critical to open up kennel space, Haynes said.

The shelter is hoping a discounted adoption price of $15 for any animal will help find pets homes. (Typical adoption fees for dogs are from $121-$147.) Senior dogs (6 or older) are free to adopt.

Find all adoptable animals here and find individual web pages for large dogs here.

If you're not ready to adopt, the shelter is also in great need of fosters. Read more about fostering here.

Bradshaw Animal Shelter

What: Sacramento County’s 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

Contact: Website, Facebook page, large-dog adoptables pages, foster info, 916-368-7387

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