Salina Animal Shelter Not Accepting Strays/Surrenders

By Trish Svoboda

The Salina Animal Shelter is among many shelters in the state at full capacity and is currently unable to accept any stray or surrendered dogs. A release from the Salina Animal Shelter said that as of noon on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, all the kennels in the shelter are full. They currently have 40 dogs occupying 39 of their kennels, which includes 7 temporary kennels.

They need adoptions and want to make sure those choosing to adopt are prepared for any challenges. When dogs are in a shelter that is over capacity, it has an impact on their well-being, both physically and mentally. The shelter said this creates a cycle where dogs are brought back to the shelter which can lead to behavioral issues. The shelter wants to make sure people are making the right choice and are willing to make a commitment.

The shelter asks that the public temporarily house dogs they find if it is safe to do so. The shelter can then post a picture of the dog online, along with information.

This Saturday the shelter is having an Adoption event from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Conklin Cars, 2700 S. 9th St.

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