Shelter adoptions low

There are still animals to adopt at local shelters, even though fewer are available. (WJHG/WECP)
There are still animals to adopt at local shelters, even though fewer are available. (WJHG/WECP)(WJHG)
Published: Apr. 15, 2020 at 6:12 PM CDT
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It’s a ruff life for many shelter dogs, but right now, Humane Society officials tell us there aren’t many dogs in the rescue.

"We were expecting a bit bigger of an intake but our area, maybe because it's not as bad as so many other areas, we don't have people in the hospitals and needing to rehome their animals,” said Mary Gauden, the President of the Bay County Humane Society.

The number of animals at the Bay County shelter is also low, but they’re keeping it that way to prepare for the worst.

"Right now we have a lot of rescues that are taking animals, we're trying to divert them from the shelter so that we have room to hold onto any animals that may come in due to people that are impacted by COVID-19,” said Kathy Beatson, the division manager for Bay County Animal Control.

While the numbers are low and the rate of adoption is slower, there are still four-legged friends waiting to find their forever home.

"We're just directing everybody to our website, to see what animals we have and if they're interested to submit an application and then make an appointment to come in and meet with the animals,” said Gauden.

Gauden tells us the website is updated daily to show people what pets are available.

The Humane Society is still offering their services to the public.

"We also have low-cost vaccinations, we do microchipping still, nail trim, you know we still have everything going,” said Gauden.

The Humane Society and Bay County Animal Shelter officials tell us they can use your donation to help them keep going.

To find out what they need, click on the link here.

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