Sacramento's Bradshaw Shelter needs help to relieve shelter overcrowding

The shelter posted a video on Facebook asking followers for help adopting and fostering the many dogs, cats and bunnies currently housed in the overcrowded facility. The adoption fees are $25 for dogs or $25 for two cats. Some adoptions have been
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The shelter posted a video on Facebook asking followers for help adopting and fostering the many dogs, cats and bunnies currently housed in the overcrowded facility. The adoption fees are $25 for dogs or $25 for two cats. Some adoptions have been
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Bradshaw posts plea for pet adopters, fosters as shelter fills up: ‘We need your help’

By Kalin Kipling

kkipling@sacbee.com

December 28, 2017 09:18 AM

Bradshaw Animal Shelter is overrun with animals again – with more coming in every day.

The shelter, 3839 Bradshaw Road, posted a plea on Facebook on Wednesday asking for the community’s help in alleviating the overcrowding.

“We are asking our community to step up and choose to adopt, foster or at least share,” the shelter said.

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“We need your help,” the shelter said in a video.

“The shelter is beyond capacity. There is NO MORE ROOM,” said PB SOC, a group that trains, run playgroups and gives affection to large dogs at the shelter.

The shelter said it is particularly full of dogs of all ages, colors and energy levels, but there are also plenty of cats and even bunnies.

When the shelter was “extremely full” at the beginning of this month, it cited three main problems as the cause: People viewing pets as disposable; pets lacking microchips or not being confined effectively; a lack of spaying and neutering, which increases the population of animals without homes.

You can adopt an animal for $25 (normal adoption fees are $100-plus), and cats are two for $25. Quite a few of the animals’ adoption fees are sponsored, so they are free to bring home.

Find all adoptable animals here.

Find a list of large dogs with descriptions, pictures and videos here.

Find fostering information here.