We are highlighting Missy Schrott’s report on the Humane Society of Fairfax County (HSFC) animal shelter in Fairfax, Virginia, about 35 minutes outside of Washington, D.C. Schrott visited the shelter in July 2019, spoke with its leaders, and delivered this report, which has been made partially available to all readers. Read the full report here. […]
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The average length of stay for dogs in the shelter is about 12 days, Wolbert told The Canine Review, although the period varies. For example, a puppy who is not old enough to be spayed or neutered will need to stay at the shelter or with a foster until it can have its surgery.