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Garden City Animal Shelter Running Out Of Room.
10/25/2010
 

Workers at the Finney County/Garden

City Animal Shelter say the new shelter is running out of room,

meaning more animals will have to be euthanized.

Danna Jones, transfer coordinator for the shelter, says shelters

in Colorado and eastern Kansas have cut back on the number of

animals they are taking from the western Kansas shelter.

Michelle Ray, a spokeswoman for the Denver-based Dumb Friends

League, says the economy has caused more people to drop off their

animals, so many shelters are near capacity.

Finney County shelter officials say the facility, which has room

for 60 dogs and 40 cats, has been incredibly busy since it opened

earlier this year. The shelter is increasing efforts to recruit

volunteers.

The Garden City Telegram reports that the shelter has euthanized

879 cats and dogs this year.

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