Group takes in dogs from overcrowded shelter

Published January 20, 2010 6:16 am

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The Humane Society of Utah is taking in six dogs from an overcrowded animal shelter in southern Utah.

The Iron County Animal Shelter in Cedar City holds up to 16 dogs and six cats but is often at capacity. That means animals often have to be turned away.

Shelter officials say they may have to reconsider their no-kill policy.

On Tuesday, Humane Society officials -- hoping to give the shelter with a little relief -- picked up six adult dogs. They were brought back to Salt Lake City and, if their health checks out, will be put up for adoption.

Officials say the dogs could be available for adoption in the next week or so.


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