Summer not only brings heat, but also other things. In Sachse, that includes an influx of dogs and cats, and potential new owners, to the animal shelter.
This is the time of year when more felines and canines end up at the shelter, and 2017 is no different, said Terri O’Neal, Sachse’s animal control supervisor.
“Over the last two months our kennels have stayed full,” she said. “We have gone from an average of 8-10 animals at a time to sometimes 15 and more.”
She added, “We see it during the summer season quite a bit. That’s when we start to get litters of kittens and puppies in, and when we start to see a lot of people surrender animals. Also, we start to pick up a lot of stray animals that people don’t claim.”
The large number of annual litters, O’Neal said, is primarily because people don’t spay or neuter their pets, while other animals are handed over for various reasons.