Kitten euthanasia rate rises as Farmington shelter hits capacity | News
With kennels full and kitten euthanasia rates rising, the Farmington Animal Shelter is in the midst of a crisis.
The Farmington Daily Times reported Friday that the shelter was at capacity, contributing to a fast-spreading infection among kittens. Without resources to care for the sick felines, the shelter has turned to euthanizing them, causing three employees to quit.
A new animal shelter is under construction in Farmington, but a city official told the Times it will only buy them 30 days.
According to a quarterly report from the acting animal welfare director, poor management of the shelter’s spay and neuter clinic could threaten operations and access to grants.
Anyone interested in volunteering or fostering a litter can call 505-599-1098 or stop by the shelter, located at 1395 S. Lake St.