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Trumbull County animal shelter sees huge increase in surrenders

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VIENNA, Ohio (WKBN) – It’s been a busy 12 months for the Animal Welfare League — they’ve taken in extra animals and doubled the variety of humane calls they’ve responded to. In truth, in 2021, they took in extra animals than they’ve in the final decade.

As of December 30, the Animal Welfare League has taken in 1,241 animals on the shelter this 12 months, that’s about 280 greater than they took in the 12 months earlier than.

“To jump up to over 1,200 has been pretty significant for us,” stated Lori Shandor, CEO of the Animal Welfare League.

Animals go to the shelter for various causes, some are transferred from full kilos or rescues, others are surrendered by their homeowners or by humane instances.

“It’s very important that we’re out there, that we’re doing the work we’re doing and protecting these animals,” Shandor stated.

Shandor says humane calls virtually doubled in the previous 12 months too, going from 1,152 calls final 12 months. She expects to achieve 2,000 when the numbers are tallied for 2021.

“Our humane department has become a lot more active in the last three years. So more people are calling in and reporting concerns which is wonderful. The other thing is we’ve seen a huge increase in abandonment cases,” she stated.

Shandor says the group additionally noticed a huge leap in abandonment instances after the eviction moratorium expired.

She says the Animal Welfare League is Trumbull County’s solely humane company and it is determined by the neighborhood.

“We don’t receive any funding from the county or any government entities so we are fully funded by private donations. So we rely on the community a lot, not only to report the concerns of animal neglect and cruelty but also to help us financially,” she stated.

To study extra in regards to the Animal Welfare League, you possibly can go to their web site.