Mar 22, 2023
One in five Americans welcomed a new dog to their family during
the first 14 months of the pandemic. But in the aftermath of
job loss, inflation, and a little less work from home -- many of
those dogs have lost their forever home. Carolyn Mossberger
is Executive Director of the West Suburban Humane Society in
Downers Grove, and she's on a mission to change that.
In this episode of the Crisis Cast, Lissa & Thom explore some of the harsh numbers that face young pups. Only 10% of dogs born will find a permanent home. Around 3.9 million dogs are abandoned or given up to shelters each year. Carolyn and her team believe we can reduce those numbers with education -- and community programs that engage kids. How do we inspire that next generation of vets, and why do pit bulls get such an undeserved bad reputation? The answers to those questions and more when you click play.