Kennels at capacity: Humboldt County Animal Shelter

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McKinleyville, Ca., (KIEM)- The kennels at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter are full. Dogs are sleeping in cat isolation rooms. This is a problem for shelter, but it may be an even bigger problem in the days to come.

As the Carr Fire continues to threaten communities in and around the Redding area, evacuated animals need a place to go. Should the fire, at any point, force evacuations in Weaverville the Humboldt County Animal Shelter is the next stop. Personnel and space will be needed at that point, so the staff is reaching out to the public with a simple message: If you’ve been thinking about adopting a dog, don’t wait.

They’ve lowered adoption fees to between $35 for most dogs, $80 for more desirable breeds. The kennels are at capacity, so the lowered rates will hold until August 10. To see a list of adoptable pets you can visit petharbor.com or petfinder.com. The shelter is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays until 7 p.m..