Inflation and the high cost of living aren’t just affecting people — it’s affecting pets. Animal shelters across the nation are seeing many people surrender their animals because they can no longer afford to take care of them.

The St. Joseph Animal Shelter is no exception. Humane Educator Aubrey Silvey said surrendered pets have been an ongoing issue at the shelter throughout 2022.

Morgan Doyle can be reached at morgan.doyle@newspressnow.com

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