May 30, 2023


pets keep it coming

Animal shelter sees increase in dogs adopted during pandemic

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In May possibly, AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport took in 115 animals. With just significantly less than a week still left in June, they have taken in 132.

DE SOTO, Iowa — AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport, the no-get rid of animal shelter in De Soto, is at capability.

CEO Amy Heinz explained the shelter has been noticing the boost for months. Not long ago, they have had extra phone calls about puppies and cats being abandoned. 

“We acquired a contact about two dogs dumped in Winterset not way too long in the past,” Heinz reported. 

Having said that, Heinz stated the raise also is due to men and women returning dogs they previously adopted. 

“In the course of COVID, a good deal of persons adopted animals. A whole lot of people today,” Heinz mentioned. “Now, they are going back again to perform, and…you should not have time for these animals and we see a ton of requests to consider pet dogs and cats.”

In May possibly, the shelter obtained 115 animals. So much this month, they have acquired 132.

To avoid possessing to get a pet to a shelter, Heinz endorses probable pet proprietors study the pet they they want and look at if it will fit your way of life. 

Heinz also made a Facebook page to halt animals from ending up in shelters. 

 “It is called AHeinz 57 SOS, methods for proprietor surrender,” Heinz mentioned. “It is intended where by people can post their pets alternatively of placing them in the shelter natural environment, write-up them and try out and find a spot for them on that webpage.”

Local 5 attained out to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa to see what animals ranges had been at their shelter. Administrative assistant Angie Fouch mentioned they would operate on obtaining us an respond to.