Foreclosures bringing more animals into shelter.
PENINSULA — Foreclosures and the banking crisis are having an effect on the Humane Society of Greater Akron (HSGA).
According to Karen Conklin, who became executive director of the organization about a year ago, this year has seen a large increase in the number of animals the shelter has seen brought in.
“In a normal year, we take in 1,500 to 1,800 animals,” Conklin said. “This year so far it’s at 2,200 animals. We’ve just seen it go up and up and up.”