Number of dogs at ‘crisis capacity’ inside QC humane society

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The Humane Society of Scott County reports the number of dogs is at “crisis capacity”, meaning there are more dogs than kennels at the shelter.

The shelter currently has 75 dogs, but only 71 kennels, meaning temporary wire cages have to be used.

“Things have just been crazy this whole last year. I know shelters all around the nation have seen it, just this increase in flow of dogs coming into the shelters,” said Celina Rippel, Development and Communications Coordinator, Humane Society of Scott County

Rippel said they have had to transfer dogs from their shelter to other shelters in the quad cities to make space.

If you’re looking to add a new four-legged friend to your family, the adoption process is simple.

Rippel said you should start out by seeing the animals available for adoption on the company’s website.

Then you come in and meet the dog in person, whether it’s one or several.

Once you have found the dog that you potentially want to adopt, there is a meet and greet room where you can bring in other family members and pets before you finalize the adoption.

To help dogs find a loving home, the humane society will be participating in the Bissell Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” event from May 2-15.

“We will be doing reduced adoption fees. So, every adoption fee for every adult dog and adult cat, and even kittens, will only be $25. So this is super helpful for us because that lower adoption fee incentivizes people to come and get a dog now while those fees are low,” said Rippel.

Nationwide, 275 shelters will be offering dog and cat adoptions at reduced rates to help the pets find a new home and make room in the shelters.

The goal of the event is to help alleviate overcrowding in shelters.

Click here to view the pets up for adoption at the Humane Society of Scott County.

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