Ashtabula APL finds homes for 9 dogs, needs to adopt out 51 more to avoid euthanizing

ASHTABULA, Ohio - The Ashtabula County APL needs to have 60 dogs adopted by the end of the week and they are slowly making progress.

The animal shelter is operating at maximum capacity after animal control officers brought in 31 dogs in five days. If the dogs aren't adopted, they will have to be put down.

Ashtabula APL volunteer Laura Balogh said nine dogs have been adopted so far on Tuesday and the shelter is packed with people. The staff at the APL is making a huge push to help find these animals homes .

"Our time is running out for the animals and we're setting our clocks back so for every minute of the hour, that's 60 minutes, so we thought we'd help 60 animals find homes," animal welfare director Tammy Dondorfer told NewsChannel5. The situation brings Dondorfer, who is responsible for putting animals down, to tears.

The Ashtabula APL is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It's closed Monday and Wednesday.

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