CANOAS — This small metropolis in southern Brazil has discovered a option to appeal to extra homeless individuals to one in every of its shelters on chilly winter nights: They now additionally absorb individuals’s pets.
Canoas — a metropolis with an estimated inhabitants of 348,000 within the state of Rio Grande do Sul — got here to the conclusion that many individuals residing on the streets averted staying on the metropolis’s 14 shelters in the course of the Southern Hemisphere winter now going down as a result of their pets weren’t welcome, mentioned the town’s animal welfare particular secretary, Fabiane Tomazi Borba.
“Many occasions, they like to not keep in a shelter, in order to not abandon their pets,” the animal care specialist mentioned.
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