Kennels crowded at humane society

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Pictured is Roxanne, a six-month-old shepherd mix currently available for adoption at the Moose Jaw Humane Society.

By Joel van der Veen

Interested in welcoming a new canine companion into your life? The Moose Jaw Humane Society wants to hear from you.

In recent weeks, the number of stray dogs brought into the society’s Stadacona Street West shelter has increased dramatically, and employees said they’re now close to full capacity.

Fundraising and promotions coordinator Karla Pratt said it’s increasingly difficult to find space and proper arrangements for the dogs, especially at night, since it’s still too cold to let them sleep outside.

“It’s a bit like playing Tetris,” she said, adding that some of them have been spending the night in the offices or garage area.

As of Thursday morning, there were 23 canines at the shelter, including two brought in temporarily from Wednesday’s house fire on Hochelaga Street West, as well as a stray pit bull who arrived later that day.

Pratt said the society is looking both for permanent homes and for foster homes that can take in dogs on a short-term basis, to give them a brief reprieve from life at the kennel.

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Moose Jaw Humane Society, Times-Herald

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