Fewer people willing to adopt pets

Angela Zilar has a room full of fuzzy, mewling kittens at Tri-City Animal Control's shelter in Pasco just waiting to be loved.

"They're all highly adoptable and cute as a bug, but there's nobody to adopt them," said Zilar, the shelter's director.

Zilar and Ed Dawson, operation manager of the Benton-Franklin Humane Society, are seeing a drop in the number of people willing to adopt homeless pets.

And both believe it's the slowing economy that's putting a leash on adoptions.

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