Animal shelter in San Francisco overwhelmed with stray canines, deserted pets

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — There is a four-legged drawback operating rampant on San Francisco streets — stray canines. And for Animal Care and Management, it is getting uncontrolled.

Up to now 30 hours, 24 stray canines have been discovered on the streets of San Francisco.

“That is a variety of stray canines. That’s an unbelievable quantity of stray canines and none of them are chipped – so we will not hint them again to anybody,” mentioned Virginia Donohue of SF Animal Care and Management.

The shelter is filled with not solely canines, however guinea pigs and rabbits, too – all at capability.

“A few them have been discovered tied to timber or poles. Some with their possessions. We perceive issues occur. Individuals undergo powerful occasions, however um, that is a horrible factor to do to a canine,” mentioned Donohue. ‘We do not have room proper now, however we’ll have room in a number of days, however maintain on to them. Simply do not tie them up.”

Now to the enjoyable half, making room for extra furry associates on the shelter.

Exhibit A: Theo. He is a 4 12 months outdated Previous English Sheepdog and offers glorious kisses.

If Theo is just too huge, what about Yuj? At a 12 months outdated this pooch wanted some surgical procedure and ended up right here. As soon as once more completely wholesome, Yuji is in search of residence.

Wanna be a hero? Undertake Legend. He is the canine who’s referred to as the Potrero Hill shelter residence the longest, dwelling right here since Christmas. Legend is a complete snuggle face.

Many of the animals obtainable for adoption are listed on the SF Animal Care and Management web site. The shelter on Bryant Avenue opens at midday on Wednesday. They’re hoping some people will undertake animals and make room for much more animals in want.

For extra data, go to Go to sfanimalcare.org.