Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter asks folks to not obtain animals

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) – The leaders of the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter have posted a warning and request on social media for folks to cease downloading animals exterior of animal shelters. In one in all their dumping examples, a canine was killed.

Just lately, leaders of the Humane Society of West Alabama reported that an individual left a pet exterior the door with out reserving an appointment.

Right here is the complete submit from Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter:

To illustrate this primary: this submit is to not disgrace anybody, however to lift consciousness of why this isn’t the fitting solution to convey an animal to a spot of refuge. Educate the group on this group subject.

These are the animals which were unloaded at our shelter simply within the final week.

A kitten left in a field with a word. Stated kitty got here out of the field and was just some steps off the street when a workers member discovered her.

A terrified canine tied to a pole on our property with a meals bag filled with ants left for her to eat.

Animals left exterior the Tuscaloosa kennel(Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter)

And the saddest factor: a canine tied to our door with rubbish baggage, a collar so extensive that it could actually detach itself from the leash and hit the street. An harmless life misplaced.

Animals left outside the Tuscaloosa kennel
Animals left exterior the Tuscaloosa kennel(Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter)

With the intention to assist, we want assist in return.

Did you discover an animal on the run?

  • Put up on social media. Fb Pages are made for this and there are tons of them on the market only for Tuscaloosa. Individuals are extra profitable with this.
  • Go door to door within the space the place you discovered the animal. Many of the misplaced animals are inside a mile of their house and have been filmed.
  • Put up flyers within the space the place you discovered the animals and unfold the phrase!
  • Be a brief keeper for the pet till yow will discover its proprietor or, if the suitable period of time has handed, a brand new house ceaselessly.
  • If you cannot breed, submit an internet submit or ask household and buddies round to see if anybody else can welcome the animal.
  • Get the animal checked for a microchip. This may be executed freed from cost by a vet or on the shelter.

You’ll be able to not care for your pet and have to surrender? Vital info to know:

  • The refuge accepts the proprietor’s deliveries by appointment solely. We’re so full that these appointments are generally months away. Please assume forward and be proactive when making this reintegration resolution.
  • Strive home-home.org for an answer that helps maintain animals out of the shelter. We ask the general public to do that after they make an appointment with us.
  • Please have your pets spayed and neutered! Tuscaloosa is so overpopulated with animals that we’re breaking out.


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