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Southern animal shelters overcrowded, namely by discarded pandemic pets

No-kill animal shelters across the southern U.S. are overcrowded and have few alternatives to find more space or staff. Much of the problem is due to pandemic pets that people don’t want anymore.

Haya Panjwani of member station KUT visited an overcrowded shelter in Austin and reports.

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