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Struggling Economy Contributes to Influx of Dogs Being Put Up for Adoption

Has the failing economy started to impact our four-legged friends as well?

Article mentioning Elmbrook Humane Society and growing dog adoptees

Excerpt from report by Elizabeth Blewett of Milwaukee Dog Rescue Examiner:

Milwaukee has undeniably felt the effects of the suffering national economy.... The stressful economy has often forced people to give up their pets to local shelters because of financial inability to care for them. 

Rachel Coolbroth, a member of Elmbrook Humane Society, validated this assumption stating, “More dogs are definitely being put up for adoption. The economy is definitely a factor. Lots of people are losing jobs and the shelters are becoming more crowded.”

For more, see Blewett's full article.

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