Flathead County Coverage

Jan 4, 2013 7:03 PM by Laura Wilson - KAJ News

Flathead animal shelter gets help from Missoula

KALISPELL - Once again this winter, the Flathead County Animal Shelter reached its kennel capacity for dogs, as result of strays coming in during the holidays, as well as recently adopted dogs being turned back in after Christmas.

Now the shelter is receiving some help from a familiar friend as staffers from the Humane Society of Western Montana picked up seven dogs on Friday and took them down to their Missoula shelter, in hopes of adopting them out.

Flathead Animal Shelter staffer Nikki Barton said being able to open up some extra kennel space is a huge relief.

"They're always such a big help, and not only do they take dogs from us which gives us more kennel space, they take dogs that have been here a while, because they work with their dogs down there quite a bit. So, the dogs that have been here a while, and are going kennel-crazy, get a break."

The Humane Society of Western Montana has a 98% adoption rate. Three dogs were also sent up to Canadian shelters.

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