Persisting cold temperatures are causing dangerous conditions for animals without a home.
Local animal shelters are taking calls and trying to house as many animals as they can, but one shelter director says finding homes for pets today is just a temporary solution, and they’re looking to do even more to help keep pets off the streets.
They’re offering $20 certificates to help pet owners spay or neuter their pets.
“We just can’t adopt our way out of this problem, If $20 takes that animal out of the reproductive cycle, it’s well worth it.It’s just an incentive for people to get a little bit of a discount at the area vet clinic,” Sue Buchholz, Central Dakota Humane Society director says.
The certificates cover clinics from the Bismarck/Mandan to Dickinson area.
The Central Dakota Humane Society plans to give out more than 1,400 certificates.