AIKEN, sc. (WRDW / WAGT) – Animal shelters are infamous for overcrowding and the one technique to repair it earlier than placing canines to sleep is to assist them discover a everlasting house.
Throughout this week, 23 canines and 17 cats have been adopted on the Aiken County Animal Shelter, however all of their crates maintain filling up.
They teamed up with Associates of the Animal Shelter to assist homeless animals discover their fur house.
Aiken resident Charles Rudnick says, “We simply misplaced a longtime canine my spouse owned and had been looking for a buddy.”
In latest months, the shelter has struggled with overcrowding.
Hillary Clark-Kulism, shelter adoption coordinator, says, “It is all the time a troublesome time for us as there appear to be increasingly more animals in want of assist than there are houses ready for them.”
With summer time booming and in an financial downturn, they want adopters. They determined to accomplice with Associates of the Animal Shelter for the second consecutive 12 months.
“My spouse was the one who prompt we come search for at present and why we stored an open thoughts about adopting a brand new canine,” stated Rudnick.
“Empty the Shelter” is organized by the Bissell Pet Basis.
Along with halving adoption costs, they pay pets to be spayed, neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and handled for fleas and heartworms.
“We’ve got organized this occasion underway and at present is the end result of it and so we hope to get many adoptions from it,” stated Clark-Kulis.
However the shelter will not be seeing the identical consequence as earlier than.
We have in all probability taken as many as we have adopted throughout this one, ”Clark-Kulis stated.
A lot of the animals are totally grown, which makes the adoption course of harder.
However they’re grateful that the group stepped in to assist out.
“We’ve got been very lucky with group help that we have not needed to kill any animals for house in almost 5 years,” stated Clark-Kulis.
If you happen to missed the occasion, the shelter says don’t fret, their doorways will nonetheless be open subsequent week with low adoption costs.
You may go to https://www.aikencountysc.gov/DspOfc?qOfcID=CEDAS for extra data.
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