Friday, July 24, 2015

Oakland Animal Shelter at 200% Capacity

The shelter needs help fostering larger dogs due to rising intake numbers.

By Gillian Edevane
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 12:46 PM

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Oakland Animal Services is asking for help fostering large dogs. In the past few months, intake numbers for the larger breeds have seen an unusual increase, and as a result, the shelter is at 200% capacity. To encourage adoption, the shelter is waiving all adoption fees through the month of July. 

Nicole Perelman, a board member at the Oakland Animal Shelter, suspects that the influx is likely due to a surge in evictions and rising rents in the area, which displaces many families and their beloved four-legged friends.

Despite these hard times, however, the dogs remain incredibly photogenic and still manage to put a smile on. 

About 20 of the larger pups are looking for permanent homes or nice families that will let them come and stay for at least a month. 

The pups will bring their own food, toys, treats, and  doggy bed, provided by the shelter. In return for lodging, the dogs will provide unconditional love, canine kisses, and a bounty of Instagram posts. Sounds like a sweet deal. 

For more information and a full list of adoptable and foster-able dogs, visit the Oakland Animal Services website. See some of their lovable mugs below.    
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