Abundance of newborn animals putting stress on shelters in the Four Corners | KOB 4

Abundance of newborn animals putting stress on shelters in the Four Corners

Meg Hilling
April 03, 2019 05:35 PM

FARMINGTON, N.M.- A puppy and kitten boom in the Four Corners has shelter workers staying busy.


The boom, which starts in April and May, puts a lot of pressure on resources at shelters.

“Like in the winter months, like right now, we will take in about 500 animals a month,” said Stacie Voss, Animal Welfare Director for the City of Farmington. “July, August, September, October, we'll take in almost 800 animals a month."

The abundance of animals leaves many shelters facing limited space and racing to find the animals a place to stay.

“There is not enough room to house all of them and there is just tons of liters coming in,” Voss said.

Shelters are asking residents to make sure their pets are spayed or neutered.

Foster homes are also in need.


Meg Hilling

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