Dog rescue sees a staggering number of pandemic adoptions returned

SHERIDAN, Colo. (KDVR) – The puppies were adopted during the pandemic, but now the exact opposite is happening at a dog rescue in Colorado.

MAMCO, which stands for Moms and Mutts, fosters pregnant and lactating dogs, along with their puppies. Rescuers say they are experiencing an alarming rate of bouncebacks.

“We are currently hitting 163 returns, most of them, the majority being dogs adopted in 2020,” said MAMCO CEO Aron Jones.

Jones and her staff say they’re overwhelmed with the amount of profit coming in.

“We’re looking at ways to boost profits now, then we have another five or six emails in with same-day returns,” Jones said. “It was just a fiasco and frustrating and tight money, tight supply, slow adoption. Overall, it’s been a really challenging year. ”

According to Jones, the adoption at MAMCO is the slowest in the past 3 years.

“Ninety-nine percent of them come back to us because something has changed in their human lives, not because of anything they did,” says Jones. “This year traveling is a big deal. They want to travel and don’t want to up their dog. I get mad, I go crazy when people make these decisions and don’t think about how it will affect the dog.”

Dumb Friends League, another Colorado animal shelter, said it has also seen an increase in people surrendering. The most common reasons they are given are pet owners moving out of state or into housing that doesn’t allow them to have pets.

On average, the Dumb Friends League typically shelters between 600 and 700 animals. Recently, that number has skyrocketed to about 800 to 1,000. However, the shelter says there has been an influx of adoptions and support resources lately, bringing the shelter closer than its average.

You can find more information on how to help MAMCO on its website. Dog rescue sees a staggering number of pandemic adoptions returned

Dais Johnston

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