The Ardmore Animal Shelter is at the moment seeing an enormous inflow of animals. As of Friday afternoon, 139 animals had already been taken in during the month of October, and lots of of these come from a number of litters of kittens.
Shelter Supervisor Amanda Dinwiddie mentioned the kitten nursery is full, and they’re at the moment searching for volunteers to assist foster some of the kittens till they’re sufficiently old to return to the shelter for adoption.
“Breeding season is meant to decelerate within the fall, however it actually hasn’t,” Dinwiddie mentioned. “Last 12 months it variety of did the identical factor, and we by no means actually noticed a lot of a slowdown with the litters coming in. We undoubtedly have tons of kittens, and our nursery is full once more. We even have just a few grownup cats, and the overwhelming majority are kittens.”
In addition to felines, there are additionally a number of canine at the moment accessible for adoption. Because October is Nation Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, all canine adoptions are $35 all month lengthy. As with all of the animals on the shelter, the adoption price will embody spaying or neutering, preliminary vaccinations and a wellness examination.”
Dinwiddie mentioned the varied partnerships the shelter has developed with different rescue organizations across the nation proceed to achieve success in transporting animals to different areas of the nation to search out new houses. In truth, a number of animals shall be headed to New York City later this week courtesy of Hearts and Bones Rescue.
“They have been a completely nice to work with, and so they come by each couple of weeks,” she mentioned. “We observe them on Facebook and it is so cool to see our animals in a completely completely different setting within the massive metropolis with all of these tall buildings. They look so completely happy and so liked.”
Two of the animals headed to New York shall be a blind pet alongside along with his mom who can also be blind in a single eye. A litter of neonatal kittens can even be on the journey together with a number of different canine. Later on this month one other rescue pull shall be heading to Illinois and Iowa.
Dinwiddie mentioned the rescue pulls typically solely take canine as a result of despite the fact that the shelters within the North want canine, the cat inhabitants is exploding in every single place.
“Everyone is going through the identical scenario we’re with cat’s as a result of they will reproduce at such an alarming price,” she mentioned. “Some of these shelters actually haven’t any canine accessible, and to allow them to solely transport the animals they want.”
The Ardmore Animal Shelter is positioned at 321 Carol Brown Blvd. and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday by Saturday. All canine adoptions are $35 by the tip of the month and can then return to the common price of $65. Cat adoptions are $45.