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May 09, 2020 - The Hill

Animal welfare advocates: 'Dog shortage' in U.S. shows disruption in supply chain

Animal welfare advocates: 'Dog shortage' in U.S. shows disruption in supply chain
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Animal welfare advocates are warning that the shortage of adoptable pets in some U.S. states corresponds with a break in the supply chain as shelters in some parts of the country continue to face floods of stray animals.

Though some states have seen a surge in pet adoptions that has cleared out some shelters, southern states with hotter climates face the same challenge they do every year: an influx of new animals.

Matthew Bershadker, CEO of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) told NPR that on average about 45,000 animals from southern states are transported north each year to states where shelters are emptier.

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