US dog shelters struggle with returns after pandemic adoption boom – BBC News

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Shelters across the US are struggling to take in a growing number of dogs and cats.

Some pets adopted early in the pandemic are being sent back as owners slowly return to normal life.

The financial impact of Covid-19 as well as a puppy boom due to a pause in spaying and neutering during the pandemic are also adding to the strain.

“It is so hard for the animals,” says an employee of Lucky Dog Rescue, a Virginia-based non-profit that matches shelter dogs with temporary homes.

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5 comments

Oriana May 9, 2021 - 4:00 PM

early woof

SlyMeerkat May 9, 2021 - 4:02 PM

Each and every Person that does this should be Banned for life from owning any Pets….. Stupid idiots (putting it politely because if i said what i really think of them, my account would get banned due to snowflakes for telling the truth)

yusk May 9, 2021 - 4:04 PM

It’s blows my mind how irresponsible and the so-called “grown ups” can be.. getting a dog on a whim and then returning it just like that

R G May 9, 2021 - 4:05 PM

Kevin Samuels had all these women thinking they were about to die alone 😂

D Murray May 9, 2021 - 4:06 PM

More important things happening at the moment than dogs lives