Albuquerque pet adoption discount day

Updated: 06/07/2014 10:26 PM | Created: 06/07/2014 10:05 PM
By: Kai Porter, KOB Eyewitness News 4

It's that time of year when the stray animal population starts to soar in Albuquerque.

This year the summer spike hit sooner than expected.

Dogs and cats with a red heart sign mean they've been in a city shelter for more than a month. Today the animal welfare department gave a discount to anyone who adopted one.

The city says more than 230 animals are currently part of the lonely heart club and they tend to be the older.

 “We get a lot of kittens a lot of puppies right now,” said Julie Buckland with Animal Welfare Department. “A lot of the younger animals tend to attract the adopters, so the older animals tend to sit here longer and wait for their forever home.”

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