Summer is not only brutal on humans who live in Palm Springs, but also to the animal population. Case in point: The Palm Springs Animal Shelter has reached capacity, with nearly 400 animals on site, many needing medical attention.
Officials at the shelter say the issue is an influx of surrendered pets as residents face housing challenges and simply cannot keep animals at shelters or in their new apartments and homes.
Increased donations, fostering and adoption are urgently needed. To help, check out the shelter site here. Later this month, the shelter hosts its largest adoption event of the year — Clear The Shelter. On Saturday Aug, 17, from 10 AM-5 PM adoption fees will be no more than $50, and include spay/neuter, microchip, and vaccines.