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Blackfoot Animal Shelter is overcrowding and can’t bring in any more animals in need

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (KIFI)- The Blackfoot Animal Shelter is currently in a struggle. They are packed to the brim with animals. They have a capacity for nearly forty dogs, and every kennel is full. But the animal shelter is also facing some other issues.

"We have a wait list of 35 dogs...We're not able to bring in new because we're not able to bring any out at the moment," said Caleb Stafford, one of the many animal caretakers at the shelter.

Some are bringing their dogs to financial difficulty or moving and not being able to take them to the next home.

"A lot of it's not being able to spay and neuter your dogs and your cats. A lot of people have come in lately to just owner surrenders out of nowhere, which has been really bad. We have a ton of big dogs," Stafford said.

Unfortunately, some of the dogs are returning to the shelter, after going to a home, but sadly come back due to it not being the forever home.

"It puts the dogs through a lot. And every time we've had a few dogs that come back, they're on their third or their fourth time. And it's time to find them a home that's forever.  That would be awesome," Stafford said.

The shelter is also encouraging dog owners interested in adopting a dog to bring their pup to meet their new friend before taking them home to make sure the dogs will go together.

If you want to see what dogs are available you can go page here. If you want to adopt a pup, you can go to 199 Frontage Rd, Blackfoot, ID.

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