Kitten euthanasia rate rises as Farmington shelter hits capacity

Posted at: 07/12/2013 1:35 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

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.