America’s animal shelters are overcrowded with pets from families facing economic and housing woes

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society CEO Ashley Jeffrey Bouck plays with Kaine, a dog awaiting adoption, in an office where he is housed because of overcrowding at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, in Menands, N.Y. (AP Photo/Michael Hill)

MENANDS, N.Y. — Kaine is a big, buoyant dog looking for a home. But lately, he’s spending a lot of time at the office.