PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Animal advocate Carol Erickson joins CBS3 for this week’s Pet Project section. Adopting animals has been a sizzling subject because the PSPCA, and different shelters across the nation, have quite a lot of them.
It’s a nationwide scenario and Erickson says it’s a provide and demand downside.
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She provides that there’s a enormous provide of “loving, wonderful animals and not enough demand from loving homes for these animals.”
Erickson mentions a scenario ongoing in Indianapolis. One of the animal shelters is so full, they’ve been pressured to place the animals in hallways and cages.
She says the shelter is blaming it on two issues.
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“The weather that’s getting colder there sooner than it is here and also people returning to work and going ‘Gee I really don’t have time for this animal,’” Erickson mentioned. “So in Indianapolis, that is a problem. Seeing that kind of return of animals because people are at work.”
The Philadelphia space shouldn’t be seeing the climate flip chilly proper now, neither is the PSPCA having a difficulty with folks returning animals as a result of they’re returning to work.
Despite not having these points, the shelters are nonetheless full on the PSPCA due to the humane regulation work they do.
The PSPCA has animals in protecting custody which takes up cages and there’s an overabundance of animals that want eternally houses.
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If you might be unable to undertake and take care of an animal presently, watch the complete video above to seek out out different methods you’ll be able to assist, or go to the PSPCA’s web site.