Placer County animal shelter nears full capacity, cuts adoption fees – CBS Sacramento

AUBURN (CBS13) – The Placer County Animal Shelter in Auburn is nearing full capacity and is trying to attract prospective adoptees by lowering adoption fees.

The adoption center says their kennels are at almost 90% capacity and some dogs have already been at the shelter for over 30 days.

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“The biggest impact of being overcrowded at the shelter is that it becomes incredibly stressful for the animals and it can lead to behavioral and medical issues where disease can spread quickly,” said Katie Ingram, of the shelter.

In an effort to reduce the number of pets they have, Placer County Animal Shelter is offering a reduced $10 adoption fee on all dogs and cats through May 14.

Volunteers and staff worked overtime to make sure each dog got enough play time.

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Shelter representatives are urging anyone who finds a stray dog ​​to try to find the owner before bringing them to the centre.

“If they could hang in there for 48 hours, talk to people in the neighborhood, post on Nextdoor, PawBoost, see if they can reunite this lost animal with its owner,” Ingram said.

Ingram said the 48-hour rule could actually save a pet’s life.

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“An animal that stays in the neighborhood has an 85% chance of returning home, compared to a 25% chance if it comes to the shelter,” she said. “So much better to stay in the community and so much better to help us too.”

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