Local rescue of dogs awaiting admission

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SIOUX FALLS, SD (Dakota News Now) – With inflation and various factors, many local pet owners have been put in a position to abandon their pets.

The near-home dog rescue in Sioux Falls had to stop intakes during this time with rising costs for medical bills and other expenses.

Michelle Seten with the rescue says it’s been hard to fend off the animals

“It’s hard to see and have to suspend admission, it’s hard for us to say no to dogs and cats,” said Almost Home Canine Rescue board member Michelle Seten.

Katie Day, director of Almost Home Canine Rescue says they just couldn’t keep up with the various costs.

“When we keep having these emergencies and things like that, we just can’t move forward because our adoption fees are pretty affordable,” said Katie Day, director of Almost Home Canine Rescue. .

In addition to the various costs, they say there is also a shortage of volunteers.

“We are 100% volunteer run, we rely 100% on donations, fundraisers and community partners,” Seten said.

The rescue announced it would not be accepting animals until August and said this may continue in the following months as well.

“Maybe we’ll also go through September just to get back on our feet, to get our account built a bit more,” Day said.

If you would like to help adopt a dog, volunteer or donate, you can follow the links at Almost Home Canine Rescue – Almost Home Canine Rescue | Sioux Falls SD and Canine Rescue Almost Home | Facebook

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