Struggling shelters throughout California are faced with a major ‘catch-22’. The shelters with the greatest need, are found in the communities with the fewest resources. This leaves many shelters stretched thin, often led by skeleton crews largely supported by volunteers. This means that the animals in shelter spend much of their time in solitude.

Shelters are loud, chaotic, often overpopulated and underfunded. Studies show that the longer a dog spends in shelter, the more likely they are to have long term or irreparable emotional and behavioral damage. …

Jessica Bow

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