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Puppy populations bloom in shelters in the spring

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BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) - Spring is time when flowers bloom, temperatures rise, and puppies take over animal shelters.

About this time of year, shelters report seeing an influx of litters. 

Mercer County Animal Shelter says they never saw a drop over winter, which they say is unusual.

The cause: pet owners not getting their furry friends neutered or spayed.

When you adopt from a shelter, the animal will already be fixed and have all their shots.  But that's not the only reason to adopt.

"When you adopt, you save a life," says Lisa Williams, the director at the shelter.  "And you save a life in the shelter also because that opens up a run that another dog can use for two or three more days."

McDowell County Humane Society says they too have had a busy winter, telling WVVA they have had more puppies than ever before.

If you need help getting your pet fixed, call your local animal shelter who can help put you in contact with the right organization.

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