Animal Rescue says it sees more animals surrender | Connecticut News
MIDDLEBURY, CT (WFSB) – A Middlebury animal rescue says that since the moratorium on evictions was lifted, many pet owners are returning their pets.
This leads to the filling of kennels in a number of rescues and shelters.
The Brass City Rescue Alliance sold out.
Rescue founder Jen Humphrey said they had received calls from pet owners across the state saying they could no longer care for their animals.
She said the hike started last week when the moratorium on evictions was lifted.
“Basically their time is running out, and a lot of people are leaving the state, and they can’t take their dogs, cats or anything with them. All the local rescues have been really hit hard,” Humphrey said. .
She also has trouble getting them adopted.
Humphrey said summer is already a difficult season for adoptions as many families travel.
With pandemic restrictions almost entirely gone, it’s been even more difficult, meaning space for new animals is nearly impossible.
“Last summer they were where they camped and stayed locally, and kind of barbecued in the backyard and swam, a lot of people put in pools. But this year it turned out. literally stopped, ”she said.
Humphrey adds that many pets were reportedly dumped in the area.
In Waterbury, animal control officers have been busy removing hundreds of animals from the streets last year.
“From July 1, 2020 to June 30 of this year, there were 400, 400 give or take,” Waterbury Police Sgt. Robert Davis said.
Their shelter has also made it possible to adopt or reunite more than 100 dogs this year. They also recommend shelters and rescues if their animals are not suitable.
“We actually recommend them to different adoption and rescues centers and different dog pounds. Sometimes other places have different varieties,” Davis said.
For any family considering parting with their pet, Humphrey said to only give them up as a last resort.
“Do whatever you can to keep them with you because it’s so hard to put them in someone else’s hands and not know what’s going to happen to them,” Humphrey said.
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