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For some, the burden of caring for a pet may be too great, causing them to take the pet to a shelter. Glardon recommends seeking out other resources before surrendering the pet.
“There actually is food pantries just for dog food around the Montgomery County area and we can put them in touch with those folks,” Glardon said.
Animal experts suggest a few tips for people to follow before they surrender a pet.
Families should ensure they are getting the right dog for their family. If they do feel the need to surrender a pet, they should determine why. The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center has information on how to continue caring for a pet before surrendering it. Anyone interested should reach out to them at (937) 898-4457.