Pet Adoption Code Red issued by CMPD Animal Control

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CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — An overflow of dogs at the shelter prompted CMPD Animal Care and Control to issue a Code Red, CMPD human education specialist Julia Conner told QCN over the weekend.

CMPD is holding events like the one that happened on Saturday to try to find the dog’s new homes or else they say they’re going to have to make tough decisions.

“When we say Code Red, it means if we don’t get the help we need, we have to make some very tough decisions that we don’t want to have to make,” Conner told QCN.

Animal control officers say ‘long-term’ adoptions like a staycation are a good option for those looking to help. A stay can last five days with one dog, giving shelter managers time to create space for incoming dogs. A long-term adoption is between 1 and 6 months and may be suitable for those who cannot commit to the long term.

The shelter is over capacity at the moment and CMPD has been running events with an urgent need for adoptions and foster families.

Marie R. McCraw