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Abandoned Dogs Need a Home

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PASCO, Wash. - Pet Over Population Prevention has run out of room to shelter abandoned animals and are in need of foster homes.

POPP staff said they receive over 30 calls everyday reporting abandoned pets in the Tri-Cities area.

Right now there are a group of dogs that were abandoned on the corner of Selph Landing Road and Glade Road, just North of Conagra Foods in Pasco.

When the dogs were left abandoned a few weeks ago, there were actually 5 dogs, but one was killed when it was hit by a car.  A driver passing by was concerned when she saw the dogs and called POPP.   She says these animals deserve better.

"It's cruel, I think it's wrong.  I don't understand why someone would just drop off their dogs.  There were 5, one is dead on the road over there," said Mary Harrelson.

Pet Over Population and Prevention Staff say they don't want anyone to go pick up the dogs, they want to be able to treat them for any health problems, get them spayed or neutered before putting them in a home.

If you would like to become a pet foster parent or adopt an animal, you can call POPP at  943-4722 or stop by on Saturdays between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 524-B Railroad Street in Richland behind Atomic Bowl on Welsian Way.

Cats are also at the Pets Mart on Canal Drive in Kennewick on Saturday's at the same hours.