The crisis is affecting the nation's pets with more than three million cats and dogs abandoned in the country, animal protection organisations say.
Worsening economy in Venezuela is forcing many people to make the difficult decision of abandoning their beloved pets.
Feeding a pet is a struggle in a country where hyperinflation and extreme food shortages have meant people have trouble feeding themselves.
In the last two years, Luna Animal Shelter in Caracas has taken in nearly a thousand pets.
"We live through donations, without them, especially those which come from other countries, it would have been impossible to keep so many dogs and cats here," said Roberto Giron, owner of Luna Animal Shelter.
"Nowadays keeping them healthy and fed is getting harder due to the economic crisis, it is an uphill battle"
Animal protection organisations say there are more than three million cats and dogs abandoned in the country, and that number is going up.
TRT World's Juan Carlos Lamas has more from Caracas.