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‘We have double filled kennels with dogs’ | Stanislaus Animal Services asking people to adopt to clear shelter

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STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. — The Stanislaus Animal Services Agency says they have reached a crisis level of overcrowding. 

The agency is putting out an urgent plea for help, asking people to either adopt or foster one of the more than 150 dogs currently in the shelter in order to free up some space and save lives.

When the pandemic first hit and most people were stuck working from home, the shelter for Stanislaus County could barely keep up with the demand of folks wanting to add a new four-legged friend to their families. 

“We used to have people line up at 2 a.m. right here in front of our shelter to adopt," Annette Bedsworth, Executive Director for Stanislaus Animal Services, said. 

But Bedsworth says things have since taken a serious turn. 

“We have double filled kennels with dogs, that’s inappropriate, that’s not how we should be housing dogs," Bedsworth said. “People are frustrated, they’re angry at whatever is going on in their lives and they’re just dropping off our dogs in our parking lots and leaving before we can even get to them."

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Animal Services still taking names to adopt rescued dogs

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The Turlock Animal Services has room on their list for any individuals interested in adopting one of the 49 dogs recently rescued from a Turlock home.

Turlock Animal Services started compiling a list on Tuesday of people interested in adopting one of the dogs and by the end of the day the list had 22 names, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Parmley. Animal Services will continue to take names for the list until they reach about 50.

The dogs were all recued from a Turlock home on May 11. The resident told animal services that the dogs were believed to be strays that were found around town and brought back to the residence. Many of the dogs were not spayed or neutered and the pack began to grow as puppies were born.

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