Hartford Shelter Dogs Need Homes Now

Eight dogs will be euthanized Saturday if they aren't adopted this week.

By Ari Mason
|  Thursday, Aug 1, 2013  |  Updated 7:01 PM EDT
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Close to a dozen dogs in the Hartford Animal Shelter will be euthanized if they are not adopted by Saturday.

Close to a dozen dogs in the Hartford Animal Shelter will be euthanized if they are not adopted by Saturday.

Dozens of dogs at the Hartford Animal Shelter are looking for homes, and they're in danger of losing their lives if they aren't adopted soon.

The shelter is at capacity and eight dogs are set to be euthanized Saturday, said Hartford Animal Control Officer Sherri Degenova.

There are currently 25 dogs at the shelter and five more at a local vet.

“Unfortunately, the city of Hartford has a nine-to-ten day time limit with dogs because they rent space from a private facility," said Degenova. "The city can only hold them so long due to financial and space reasons."

According to Degenova, many of the dogs were abandoned in vacant buildings, apartments and parks. One dog was even found tied to a stop sign with a bag of dog food.

Shepherds, lab mixes and chihuahuas are all up for adoption.

If you’re interested in adopting a dog, call the shelter to set up an appointment at 860-757-4395, or email ctshelterdogs@gmail.com or pizon67@yahoo.com.

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