There is a shelter crisis underway in America and there seems to be no end in sight. Unwanted pets are flooding shelters from coast to coast – and adopters seem to have vanished.
On Tuesday, Rita Earl Blackwell, a woman who volunteers her time photographing and videotaping homeless dogs in southern California, posted a video of the crowded conditions at the Lancaster Animal Shelter.
It’s no joke. Dogs continuing to flow in (about 20-30 a day on average here) and adoptions aren’t even close. Dogs are doubled and tripled up in kennels built to just house one. It’s so fucking sad,’so fucking overwhelming. Staff and volunteers plugging away – doing their best to get these dogs out alive. And devastated by what it’s become.
Sadly the new norm here. Great dogs are dying for space.
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Imploring viewers to share the video and her post. Imploring people NOT to bash the shelter staff. Imploring people to choose to help and not turn a blind eye to the crisis.
This isn’t just happening in California. It is happening across the nation and highly adoptable, great dogs are dying as a result.
Please consider adoption if you are looking for a new companion. Please consider fostering if you are not able to add a pet to your life right now. Please network homeless pets as often as you can.
The dogs that are shown in this video have until the end of the day on April 13. After that time, they will be destroyed, through no fault of their own.
LANCASTER Animal Care Center is about 1 hour out of Los Angeles. So worth the trip to meet an amazing dog. They are OPEN DAILY from 2 – 5 p.m.
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