Colorado rescue group witnessing an ‘alarming’ rate of returns – many who adopted want to travel and are dumping pets

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A Colorado-based rescue group is seeing an “alarming” rate of adoption returns. As reported by Fox 8 News, Moms and Mutts enjoyed epic adoptions during the 2020 pandemic lockdown, but now many of the pets who were adopted are coming back…through no fault of their own.

Sadly, dogs who found what was supposed to be their “forever home,” are winding up back in shelters and rescue agencies because their owners are doing things that they couldn’t in 2020; things like going into an office to work, and traveling.

Executive Director Aron Jones explained the troubling trend to the news agency:

“Ninety-nine percent of them are coming back to us because something changed in their human’s life not because anything they did. Traveling has been a big one this year. They want to travel and don’t want to board their dogs. I get mad, I get mad when people are making these decisions and not thinking about how it’s going to impact the dog.”

The rescue group has seen over 160 returns so far…most of the pets being returned had been adopted in 2020. You can find Moms and Mutts on Facebook at this link.

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2 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    We are VERY fortunate to have a network to help us with our animals most of the time😀😀😀

    A few times we have taken some of them on our road trips. Let me tell you: 19 hours of “owah wowah woo” will drown out anything on the car radio!!!

    It would never occur to me to “get rid of our furbabies”!!!


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