Shelter Faces Onslaught Of Adoptable Animals 11-16-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Shelter Faces Onslaught Of Adoptable Animals 11-16-2010

It's an issue that's causing quite a problem for a Mid-Michigan Humane Society, but it's good news for anyone looking to adopt a pet.
The Shiawassee Humane Society is a low-kill shelter, and they are about to see twice as many animals as usual. That’s because the Shiawassee Animal Control unit is closing on Jan. 1, 2011.
Both shelters take in as many as 700 pets a year, but now the Humane Society said it will see all of those animals coming through their doors.
“That puts a huge impact on the number of animals we can house,” said Sandra Wright, with the Shiawassee Animal Control Shelter. “And with this proposed number of animals in need, we need to look at how we can best meet those needs."
The society said another important thing to note is that it doesn't handle dog bite calls and with the closure of Animal Control, they said there won't be anyone to do that job anymore.
The good news is that the society is running specials to get those pets into homes. On Black Friday, Nov. 26, you can adopt a black cat or kitten for $10.
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