Lodi animal shelter full as adoption rates plummet to lowest in years


OVERCROWDING PROBLEM IS THE
WORST IT’S BEEN IN YEARS. KCRA 3’S MARLEI MARTINEZ TELLS
US WHAT MEASURES THEY MIGHT HAVE
TO RESORT TO. REPORTER: THIS DOG WAS DROPPED
OFF OF THE LODI AND WHICH OTHER
THIS WEEK. POSSIBLY WHEN THE LAST ANIMALS
THEY CAN TAKE IN. THE SHELTERS MAXED OUT AS
ADOPTIONS HAVE FALLEN TO THE
LOWEST RATE THEY’VE SEEN IN
YEARS. THE SHELTER ONLY HAS 25 KENNELS
BUT 28 DOGS. 15 CAGES WITH 17 CATS. ANIMAL SERVICE OFFICERS STARTED
DOUBLING THE ANIMALS UP AFTER
MANY WERE LEFT ABANDONED. SOMETIME TO THE SHELTERS FRONT
DOOR.>>WE HAVE FIVE DOGS AND SEVEN
CATS LEFT HERE OUTSIDE THE
SHELTER. REPORTER: SINCE THE SHELTERS AT
CAPACITY, THEY MAY HAVE TO START
USING THESE OUTDOOR KENNELS
WHICH CAN BE DANGEROUS IN THE
WINTER BECAUSE OF FREEZING
TEMPERATURES.>>THERE IS A COVER UP THERE TO
KEEP THEM WARM. REPORTER: THE SHELTERS SEEN AN
FLUX THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF A
EXTENDED SEAT — KITTEN SEASON. LODI WAS RECEIVING THEM INTO
NOVEMBER. OFFICERS ARTE HAD TO TURN SOME
ANIMALS AWAY. OR PUT THEM DOWN OF THEY WERE
SEVERELY INJURED, SIX, OR
AGGRESSIVE.>>WE HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION. REPORTER: NICE TO HAVE BEEN HERE
THE LONGEST, SINCE LAST SUMMER.

3 thoughts on “Lodi animal shelter full as adoption rates plummet to lowest in years

  1. From my experience there are a few obstacles when adopting animals. Apartments have breed and weight restrictions. Security deposits. If you have a house certain landlords don't wont any dogs.
    I got a cat back in June. Great decision. Once I pay off my credit card I'll adopt a dog.

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