Impounds for cats and dogs have risen to rates not seen for the last four years. Why?
I hope LAAS can release an analysis of the source of these high intake numbers. Some suspect it is due to foreclosures, that is, owner surrenders. It could be due to those same foreclosures have resulted in more animals being abandoned.
While the impounds of dogs has risen substantially, the impound levels for cats has bumped only a bit over the last few months, although there was a larger bump this past January.
Perhaps Boks will provide a timely analysis of impound causes so that rescues can coordinate with the shelters for both short and long term mitigation.
Of course, unless adoptions substantially increase, no matter what the reason for impound, there will be increased killing.
Hey Ed, how about monthly analyses of the numbers?