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Animal count in local shelters reaches all-time high

Angels for Animals has taken in 1,000 cats in the past 10 weeks

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) - As the temperature drops, the number of animals in shelters has reached an all-time high.

Angels for Animals has taken in 1,000 cats in the past 10 weeks. 

Diane Less, founder of Angels for Animals, said people feed animals without getting them fixed, so there are more strays when winter comes around.

She says people drop the animals off because they cannot take them inside. 

"It's the best to just bring the cats to the shelters as soon as they show up and before they reproduce. If you can get the first cat and save one life, it's much easier than getting the cat with a whole litter and now you have to save six or seven lives," Less said. 

Less said all pet owners should be aware of their animals in cold weather because fur is not the same thing as a winter coat, so they still need extra warmth. 


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