Community Urged to Embrace Furry Companionship as Animal Shelter Faces High Demand

December 5, 2023 – Amid wagging tails and hopeful eyes, Brampton Animal Services invites the community to be part of a heartwarming solution as the local animal shelter needs an outpouring of love and support. The shelter, currently filled with adorable dogs, cats, bunnies, and more, has reached full capacity due to overwhelming demand, but the call is not for despair – it’s an opportunity for the community to come together and make a positive impact.

Brampton Animal Services took to Facebook on Friday with a desperate call to action for the community.

The financial strain of these challenging times has resulted in a reduction of adopters, amplifying the pressure on the shelter and forcing them to explore unconventional solutions. There is consideration of doubling up dogs in kennels, and they have begun placing new animals in crates to make space for any new dogs coming into the shelter.

“Dogs who would normally be adopted within a matter of days or weeks are sitting for months and some almost a year without finding homes.”

As the shelter navigates these challenges, difficult decisions loom regarding animals with extended medical or behavioral needs. However, the resilient staff is determined to find solutions, provided the community rallies together to make a difference.

The stress of the situation touches both the animals and staff, emphasizing the importance of community involvement. In a community known for its heart, Brampton Animal Services believes that together, they can turn the tide and create success stories for dogs waiting longer than expected for their forever homes.

Daphne the bunny

Urging the community to be the hero these dogs deserve, Brampton Animal Services encourages adoption as the ultimate act of kindness. Adopting not only gives a loving home to an animal in need but also opens up valuable space and resources for more dogs in the shelter. Discover your future furry companion by exploring the list of adoptable animals on the shelter’s website.

For those whose current circumstances don’t permit adoption, another heartwarming option is to consider fostering a pet temporarily. This gesture not only provides a loving home environment for the animal but also helps reduce overcrowding, setting the stage for a successful future adoption. All the necessary supplies, medical care, and support are provided to foster families. To embark on this joyful journey, individuals can express their interest by emailing fosterprogram@brampton.ca.

In an effort to keep pets close to home, the community is encouraged to play an active role in reuniting lost pets with their families. Friendly, healthy pets found in the neighborhood stand a higher chance of being reunited with their families if given a temporary safe haven. To report a found pet or seek guidance, the shelter is just a call away at 905.458.5800 or reachable through email at animal.services@brampton.ca.

Legacy and Royalty are a bonded pair hoping to be adopted together.

For those unable to provide direct assistance, there’s still an opportunity to be a superhero. Spread the word about the shelter’s heartwarming mission by sharing their uplifting social media posts, informing friends and family, and encouraging others to join in. Every act of kindness, big or small, contributes to the well-being of these lovable animals, creating a positive ripple effect throughout the community. Together, Brampton can light up the lives of these furry friends in need and turn the shelter into a haven of joy and companionship.

At the Bramptonist, we are excited to do our part in turning around this situation by showcasing the animals available for adoption on a regular basis. Please help by sharing with your family and friends!