Due to increased prices, animal shelters are seeing an increase in pet surrenders.
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay has reported a significant increase in the number of people surrendering their pets. Sherry Silk, the shelter's CEO, believes it's because individuals are struggling to pay their rent, inflation, and can't afford to care for their pets.
We've seen such a spike that some days we can't even let animals in until we adopt some out to make room, Silk explained.
Previously, Silk stated that the shelter would receive 15-20 relinquished pets per day. They're getting about 50-60 now.