Animal shelters crowded due to poll focus: activist

NO-KILL POLICY: Shelters have been crowded since it in 2017 became illegal to put down animals that do not pose a threat, and advocates suggested catching fewer animals

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 13, 2019
By: Lin Chia-nan  /  Staff reporter

Public animal shelters in eight municipalities last year received more animals than their

A girl at Nantun Animal Shelter in Taichung plays with a dog on March 3 last year.
Photo: Huang Chung-shan, Taipei Times

capacities allowed, which an animal rights advocate said was due to official negligence in the run-up to the Nov. 24 local elections.

Public shelters in Taipei, Tainan, Taoyuan, Chiayi City and Hsinchu, Nantou, Yunlin and Pingtung counties have been housing more animals than they were designed for, Council of Agriculture data for November last year showed.

The Taipei shelter housed a total of 1,120 animals, almost double its maximum capacity of 610, the data showed.

Shelters in Taichung and Kaohsiung, as well as Chiayi, Penghu and Kinmen counties, were at more than 90 percent capacity, the data showed.    [FULL  STORY]

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