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Dogs need forever homes in La Plata County

Meg Hilling
November 09, 2018 07:13 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – There’s been an influx of dogs brought into the La Plata County Humane Society in Durango and they need forever homes.


By taking in the dogs, the Durango shelter is helping avoid a high rate of euthanasia in southern Texas.

"We have committed to taking 50 (dogs). I mean these guys are coming from a shelter down in south Texas," said Chris Nelson, Director of Animal Services. "They get in about 80 dogs a day and they have to euthanize probably about 18,000 a year."

So far, the shelter has taken in 21 new canines, four of which have already been adopted. The majority of the new intakes are puppies.

"We have puppies! Big dogs, little dogs,” Nelson said.

Liz Shank of the LPCHS said if people in the area are looking for a new pet to stop by the shelter.

"Oh absolutely. Please, please do! Yes," Shank said.


Meg Hilling

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