Cleveland Kennel Faces Overcrowding Issue
CLEVELAND — The City of Cleveland Kennel is overcrowded and employees and volunteers need help finding homes for more than 100 adoptable dogs.
The kennel is almost completely full; 120 out of 140 cages are currently filled with dogs who need an owner.
The kennel brings in an average of 20 dogs a day, so freeing up room is crucial for the organization.
Many of the dogs have been at the shelter for more than a month waiting to be adopted or transferred to an animal rescue group.
“There’s some healthy adoptable dogs and it would just be senseless to euthanize these dogs, so we really think they can make a good pet in the community. They are spayed and neutered, they come with a micro chip and a license,” said Animal Control Officer Chief John Baird.
In an effort to increase adoptions, the Cleveland Kennel will be open until 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday until December 19.
It costs $61 to adopt one of the kennel dogs.