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Ontario-area shelter seeks help as dog kennels fill up

Three litters of puppies are among the pets needing adoptive homes now. Lost and stray dogs are adding to the needs at the Ontario shelter. (Submitted photo)

The Enterprise

ONTARIO – Bursting at the kennels, Ani-Care Animal Shelter put out a call this week for help.

The organization had 59 dogs as of late Friday, and shelter operator Amanda Grosdidier said more dogs had been turning up each day.

The dogs include strays and lost pets, but also dogs abandoned or surrendered to be rehomed.

Plus, Grosdidier said, there are three litters of puppies that need homes.

Springtime often produces an influx of stray dogs, she said. People get busy and may not keep a close eye on their pets, while the improving weather and more outdoor time gives dogs opportunity to roam . . .