Empty kennels at the Humane Society

By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

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If you’ve visited the Humane Society lately, you may have noticed more empty kennels. 

That’s because the Capitol Humane Society Pieloch Pet Adoption Center has nearly 240 fewer animals than they did this time last year.

The long winter and the cold has prevented animals form going into heat. 

Bob Downey with the Pieloch Pet Center said, "We have seen about a 13 percent reduction in the number of cats and dogs primarily coming to the shelter for the first four months of 2018 compared to 2017."

While their numbers may be down for now, the humane society says in the coming weeks they expect the numbers to increase.

they also say area pet owners may be doing a better job of getting their own pets spayed and neutered.