The Gaston County, North Carolina shelter is full. They’re out of kennels which means cats and dogs may be killed for space.
The shelter is an open intake facility and has to take any animals that come to them. The situation is critical since all shelters are experiencing ‘kitten season’ where overcrowding gets worse. This is a problem that isn’t going away.
Adoption Coordinator Karrie Brotzman stated in an interview with WCNC News
“We are an open intake facility, which means anything that comes to us we do take that. It’s a real concern. It’s more prominent this time of year because everything is having puppies and kittens, and animals are more active and found loose more.”
The facility is asking for everyone to be part of the solution. Last night more than half of the staff took home animals to avoid euthanizing them. The rural shelter is set to hold 120 animals and currently has 160. Maximum capacity and then some…
You can also help by sharing the critical situation using the links below
- Share their Facebook page
- Purchase items on the shelter’s Amazon Wishlist
- Sign up to become a volunteer.
- Sign up to become a foster parent.
Volunteering your home, your time or even your money will help. Hours for volunteer dog-walking and adoption are the same: Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shelter asks that anyone interested arrives at least 30 minutes prior to closing.