Increase in surrendered animals strains nonprofits

Someone recently left these 12 puppies in a bag outside the Help Animals Live Today no-kill shelter in Kingman. (Courtesy photos by Penny Townsend)

KINGMAN – Every sector of animal care is experiencing overload and frustration due an increase in abandoned animals, including the non-profit Help Animals Live Today in Kingman.

Penny Townsend of HALT, located at 6625 N. Massachusetts Dr. in Kingman, shared a story about coming to work recently and finding a tote bag stuffed with 12 puppies.