Animal shelters urged to boost adoption campaigns


CNA

TAIPEI–The Council of Agriculture (COA) urged Saturday shelters for stray dogs to step up their adoption drives, following calls by animal rights groups that unwanted dogs are put down if they overstay the maximum shelter period.

The COA said that it will request animal shelters to extend the shelter period as long as possible if space is available, noting that the current maximum shelter period is 12 days.