Denmark’s animal boarding schools are struggling to keep up

About 2,000 are housed in only ten shelters across the country, according to Animal Protectionthe organization

The number has increased by 30 percent since last year – and the season is not yet at its peak.

– It is a unfortunately high number, which unfortunately increases every summer, says Karina Fisker, head of the Animal Protection’s center program.

“Last year we also had many animals that needed help, but this year we are overflowing! Our boarding schools are full to bursting point, and our staff and volunteers are struggling to keep up. ”

Lack of volunteers
In 2021, nearly 800 families cared for animals through the Animal Welfare Shelter Program. This year, however, fewer families are opening their homes to animals in need.

“This year, we have noticed that people have had many summer plans as it has been difficult to find enough volunteer foster families,” Fisker said.

“It is simply not possible to save so many animals without the invaluable help we get from the volunteers.”

Dogs, cats, kittens, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds are among the animals that Animal Protection has in shelter. The organization encourages prospective foster families to contact a local shelter through its website.

Source: The Nordic Page


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