May 19, 2024


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Memphis Animal Shelter exceeds 300 canine in its care

Memphis Animal Shelter exceeds 300 canine in its care

Strut, a six-year outdated canine, has been sitting on the Memphis Animal Shelter since Could 24. A 72-pound canine who’s housetrained, heartworm damaging and nice with different canine and children, Strut has been residing in shelter director Alexis Pugh’s workplace. 

“There isn’t any cause that this canine shouldn’t be in a house,” Pugh stated. “And we’ve got tried each single social media and conventional advertising, we took him on a discipline journey this weekend, he is been on common TV, he is been all over the place.” 

Strut’s story, Pugh stated, is an ideal case research for a wider drawback the shelter has been going through. The hole between the variety of canine coming into shelters and canine leaving shelters is widening, resulting in canine sitting in shelter kennels for longer. 

Strut, a six-year old dog, has been sitting at the Memphis Animal Shelter since May 24. A 72-pound dog who is housetrained, heartworm negative and great with other dogs and kids, Strut has been living in shelter director Alexis Pugh's office.

“Being in a shelter isn’t any place for an animal, it ought to be quick time period, momentary,” Pugh stated. “However these guys are sitting right here longer, the size of keep for canine, for instance, was 12 days, we have seen it spike as much as 19 days. A full additional week that canine are sitting right here as a result of adoptions are down, fostering is down, rescue transfers are down, all of our final result methods, we’ve got simply seen decline. And that is occurring throughout the nation.”