The SPCA of Connecticut animal  shelter in Monroe is issuing an emergency appeal for families to adopt  some of the dogs housed there.  After a legal battle with the town, the shelter,  which currently houses more than 80 dogs, has been ordered to reduce the population to the town-ordered-maximum of 29 by the end of April.

Director Fred Acker says the “no-kill” shelter takes in dogs from other shelters around the region, and from southern states,  where they face being killed if not adopted.

He says dogs available for adoption at the shelter include terriers, miniature pinschers, Pekingese, shepherd mixes, lab mixes, pit bulls and pit bull mixes.

The number for the shelter is (203) 445-9978.


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