The Moose Jaw Humane Society is looking for donations of sheets, thin blankets, and towels.

"We are getting nine little eight-week-old puppies in and we find if we use puppy pads, they tend to eat them and it's not really good for them to eat them because we just don't have the staff here to keep an eye on them all the time," explained executive director Dana Haukaas. "We find using sheets or really thin blankets is a better bedding and potty setup for them."

She says the shelter is full of cats, which is not unusual. However, what is a bit surprising, is the increasing number of dogs that are taking up space at the shelter.

"During COVID, we could not keep a dog in the house. Since life is slowly returning to normal, we are finding that we've had a significant increase in the number of people wanting to surrender dogs to us. We can't always help. We're finding that our space is pretty limited for dogs, so we are not always able to take in those surrendered dogs. Those requests are not just coming from the City of Moose Jaw, they're coming from the surrounding areas because most of the shelters and rescues in the province are finding the same thing. They're all full with dogs and there are fewer and fewer people adopting."

Haukaas notes they had to put an intake freeze on for cats a couple of times throughout the winter, which is not uncommon.

In addition to cats and dogs, the Moose Jaw Humane Society has five bunnies up for adoption and a couple of rats named Pinky and the Brain.

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