Many Puppies Ending up at the Pound 9/3/13
CBS 7 News
Experts are saying that many dogs in the Permian Basin that are being bred are ending with puppies at the pound. In some breeds, a litter could be 10 puppies.
Many times breeders aren't allowed or can't afford to keep the puppies they have bred. It is an Odessa City ordinance that a person can only have 4 pets living on his or her property. Between shots, chips, and spading and neutering, keeping puppies can be very costly.
“They think it’ll be fun to have a bunch of puppies but then they have a problem placing them,” said Nancy Henderson, volunteer with Odessa Animal Crusaders.
Henderson says that this has even become a problem with purebred dogs. She said Chihuahuas and Pit bulls are the highest number of purebreds that end up in city shelters in the basin. Henderson said she saw 12 Chihuahuas on Saturday in the Odessa City Shelter.
For Odessa City Animal Control visit: http://www.odessapd.com/index.aspx?page=45