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‘They Do Not Make Good Pets’: 9-Year-Old Alligator Surrenders To Suffolk County SPCA

A 9-year-old alligator named Zachary was turned over to authorities on Long Island by an owner who purchased the reptile in another state. The 5-foot-long American alligator was surrendered to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Suffolk County SPCA, the SPCA announced on Thursday, Aug. 4. The owner did not have a […]

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Officials: Housing issues lead to mass pet surrenders in Central Florida

On Friday, several Central Florida animal shelters announced in unison that their facilities had reached, or were very near, capacity. What You Need To Know  Several Central Florida animal shelters announced Friday that they were at, or near, capacity  Housing issues and rental increases were among the most common reasons given by pet owners surrendering […]

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Program Aims to Reduce Surrenders With Free Pet Food, Care

By ANNETTE AYRES, News & Record GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Help is on the way for Guilford County residents struggling with the increasing costs of feeding and caring for their pets. Guilford County Animal Services recently created the Mobile Pet Assistance Center to help reduce the number of dogs and cats that get surrendered because […]

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The Real Reason Behind the Rise in Pet Surrenders, According to a Shelter

While remote work is still the norm for many individuals, others are returning to the office at a rapid rate. According to a survey from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, just 7.7% of workers were working remotely in April 2022—a stark difference from the 35% working remotely in May 2020. At the same time […]

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A Community Crisis: Orange County Animal Services Faces Spike in Pet Surrenders

23 June, 2022 Community & Services Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) is dealing with a high number of animal surrenders, primarily related to rising housing costs and other economic factors. In May alone, the shelter received a whopping 361 pets from owners no longer able or interested in caring for them. In response, the shelter […]

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Humane society sees increase in surrenders as pet owners feel inflation’s squeeze

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Hawaiian Humane Society is seeing an unprecedented number of animal surrenders and soaring need for its pet food bank ― in a situation the nonprofit worries will only get worse as costs continue to rise. “We’ve seen a trend recently, there’s just an increased need for pet food,” said Jessica Tronoski, […]

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UP shelters deal with increase in owner surrenders

UPPER MICHIGAN, Mich. (WLUC) – U.P. shelters have additional struggles this summer due to an influx of owners surrendering their pets. Delta County Animal Shelter Adoption Specialist Vonnie Bruce says there are many reasons for an increase in owner surrenders. “We’re getting a lot of one to two-year-old dogs that were purchased as puppies during […]

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Pet surrenders rise as Manatee animal shelters reach capacity

A crisis has hit animal shelters and pet owners across the country, including those in Manatee County. The number of pets being voluntarily surrendered by their owners is on the rise, and shelters, particularly those that are county-run, are overwhelmed.  According to Hans Wohlgfahrt, Manatee County Animal Service’s outreach and events specialist, MCAS currently houses 272 […]

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Suspect in Atlanta rapper Trouble’s murder surrenders

According to an RCSO news release, Jamichael Jones was arrested “without incident and taken into custody by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office for the connection to the shooting death of Atlanta rapper Mariel Orr — also known as ‘Trouble,’ on June 5, 2022.” On Monday afternoon, local officials released a wanted flyer and identified Jones […]

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Orange County Animal Services sees spike in pet surrenders

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orange County Animal Services is reporting a 37% increase in surrendered pets compared to this time last year, and officials say one of the many reasons is because of the increase in housing costs in the area. What You Need To Know Orange County Animal Services has seen a 37% increase in […]