Local animal center sees spike in dog falls – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

MONTGOMERY COUNTY – The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center has recently seen an influx of abandoned dogs.

Kayla McDermott of News Center 7 spoke with a worker at the animal resource center, and they told us that they’ve taken in more dogs than they can adopt.

The worker told us that a combination of the eviction crisis, the return of pets after the pandemic, and irresponsible pet ownership are all factors in the recent increase.

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Currently, the center is at full capacity, housing nearly 90 dogs.

Montgomery County Business Services Public Information Officer Kara Hamby told us, “It really is, unfortunately, the perfect storm. The shelter is no place for an animal. Yes, we are here for the dogs that really need it. Whether they are sick or injured, give up. But we want animals to be… we want them to be in loving homes.

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Those interested in adopting can view the dogs available for adoption on MCAnimals.org.

“Come in, meet this animal, spend time with it. I would encourage them to talk to our staff. Maybe you see, you know what kind of animal would be a good fit for them and their home,” Hamby said.

Benjamin M. Yerger