Edmonton animal rescues: Organizations issue cry for help.
Animal rescuers in Edmonton are running out of space and issuing a call for help heading into kitten season.
More people are turning in their pets because they’re returning to offices previously closed by COVID-19, and some are struggling with rising household costs, animal advocates tell CTV News Edmonton.
“It’s a challenge because we’re still getting those intakes and still getting those requests, and it’s really heartbreaking when we can’t help and when we have to say no,” said Leigh McLean from Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS).
“Everybody has been feeling it in some way or another,” she said of rising inflation.
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Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS) is seeing the same thing.
“Definitely adoptions have stalled.
We have puppies on our website right now, normally they get adopted really quickly and they’ve been sitting there for a few days,” explained Lori Trudgeon.