45 Animal Welfare Organizations, including the Portage Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), have declared an Animal Overpopulation Crisis.

In a release shared on the PAWS Facebook page Monday, animal shelters are urging citizens to use their voices to forward their concerns regarding the crisis to elected officials.

file photoThis letter was drafted by Feed The Furbabies Canada and shared by 45 Animal Welfare Organizations.

Shelters from Manitoba, Alberta, B.C. and Ontario were involved in this State of Emergency.

Government officials have yet to comment on the release.