The Lodi Animal Shelter has run out of room for all the dogs and cats left at its doorstep.
The holiday season saw many people unwilling or unable to afford their pets. Kennels for both dogs and cats are full and the shelter has had to turn away animals.
Jordan Kranich with the shelter says the recent wildfires have worsened the situation, leaving many animals without a home and affecting adoptions in Lodi.
"[We] try to get to the animals that been here the longest," Kranich said. "We move them around, we do work with Wings of Rescue on occasion to where we fly them out of state to Oregon, Colorado for what that state is in need of. It has slowed down because of the extent of the fires, and help out with the fires."
Kranich says the shelter is receiving donations to make it easier and cheaper to adopt the animals.
“When a new adopter comes in, they do not have to pay that spay and neuter," he says. "It’s been sponsored by the foundation and it’s really helped out to get the animals to go home.”
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