Animal League must turn away large dogs

For the first time in 33 years, The Animal League of Green Valley is not taking in large dogs because of financial and space reasons.

The TALGV board of directors moved Thursday to temporarily curb taking in dogs larger than 20 pounds on a temporary basis unless the animal was originally adopted from the local shelter.

The decision came as the no-kill animal shelter recognized it was depleting its financial reserves, president Jean Davis said.

“We have grown over the years by our hearts,” she said. “We had started seeing in this last year that we are spending more money then we are taking in.”

The temporary stay in admissions will be in place at least until TALGV can house all its pets on site.

The organization then needs to further clarify its boundaries regarding what programs it can provide to which service areas, Davis said.

About a year ago, the organization realized, for example, their open-door policy for accepting animals based on a first-come, first-served basis was problematic.

“We were trying to be as open-admission as we could be,” Davis said

Read the entire Green Valley News article here. Originally published July 24, 2018.

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