News of crowded kennel spurs dozens of dog adoptions in Cleveland

News of crowded kennel spurs dozens of dog adoptions in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Dozens of dogs were adopted from the Cleveland City Kennel in the past week.

Officials say 76 were adopted between Thursday and Sunday, and seven more were adopted Monday.

This past week, officials said the kennel was as crowded as it's ever been. They used the overcrowding as an opportunity to remind pet owners to spay and neuter their pets.

To keep up with the crowds, officials had been transferring dogs to other shelters, sending them to foster homes and asking volunteers to step up.

To try to encourage people to adopt and get dogs out of the shelter, the city kennel is doing $20 adoptions through the end of July. All dogs that leave the kennel are spayed or neutered and microchipped.

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