As number of homeless pets increase, grants will aid struggling dog shelters

Many people acquired dogs as companions during the pandemic. Now, as restrictions ease and people start to move around more freely once more, the number of homeless dogs is rising once again, flooding pet shelters across the country. The increase is so great that three in every 10 pet shelters are reported to be struggling financially.

As a result, services to support dogs and prepare them for loving homes are in danger of failing in some areas where the pet population is high. To help them cope, Pedigree Foundation—which helps to fund shelters and pet rescue services—is giving $1 million in grants to shelters and toward services that rescue dogs. The support is largely for organizations that are working to increase pet adoption and thereby end pet homelessness. The foundation is based in Franklin, Tennessee.

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