Effects Of Over Crowding In Animal Shelterss

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A great variation of studies have been conducted to show the rise if unadopted animals, and over- crowding in animal shelters. One author writes about how despite the workers best intentions most animals do not get adopted Turner, Berry, and MacDonald (2012). However, Fournier (2004) suggest animals show human like behaviors and with training humans will be more likely to adopt sheltered animals. Therefor, preventing a further surplus in unadopted animals. Belpedio (2010) shows studies how animals living in confined spaces showed higher levels of stress. The study showed when the animals were released from their confined kennels their stress levels decreased.
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Through out numerous studies it has been shown that pet adoption numbers are not increasing to the levels they need to be. In a 2010 census showed 89,571 dogs and 156,826 cats were entered into the animal shelter in the United Kingdom Stavisky, Brennan, Downes, and Dean (2012). The large number of animals put into shelters resulted in a need for
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Such needs like infection and disease control Turner (2012). The funding to treat animals with infections sustained in the shelters is a very slim budget. Instead, the money is spent on supplies such as food and shelter for the animals Turner et al (2012). Therefore, not enough money is left over in the budget to properly treat these infected animals. Not only are the animal shelters being under funded, they are not being properly staffed. Most of the workers at the animal shelter are volunteers. Therefore, they do not have enough training or experience in detecting or treating problems such as infections in animals. Not all of the workers at animal shelters are volunteers, but a great number of the workers are not properly trained in order to meet the standard of need for the sheltered

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