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Local animal shelter transports cats due to overcrowding

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Local animal shelters don’t have house for all of the cats that want a spot to keep. The SPCA Albrecht Center sending 25 cats to their companions on the Charleston Animal Shelter – the leaders within the “No Kill South Carolina” motion. This cat disaster has been a pattern in shelters throughout South Carolina however has significantly hit the SPCA Albrecht Center with spacing points.

At one time, the SPCA has had up to 180 cats/kittens of their care this 12 months, with a standard max capability of 125. This means cats have been housed in hallways and administrative places of work. Though the transport was useful, there are nonetheless 150 cats/kittens within the care of the SPCA Albrecht Center, which continues to be above capability.

“These cats are overburdening these shelters here in South Carolina, and especially here at the Albrecht Center. We are beyond capacity. Far, far beyond capacity,” mentioned Barbara Nelson, President/CEO of the Albrecht Center.

The Albrecht Center is a no kill shelter, that means they don’t euthanize for house. However, this overcrowding causes many points: overburdened employees, sources like meals and housing being stretched far too skinny, a discount within the skill to soak up animals in want, and the elevated threat of communal illnesses like higher respiratory infections due to shut quarters.

The shelter is encouraging you to get your cats spayed and neutered to scale back overpopulation. The Albrecht Center gives full-service, reasonably priced veterinary care to private pets, together with spay/neuter surgical procedures and a spay/neuter voucher program. These surgical procedures might be scheduled by calling (803) 648-6864. More details about their veterinary care providers might be discovered on-line at www.SPCAVetCare.org.

Adoption can be the primary method to save shelter animals’ lives! For the week of November 8 – November 13, the SPCA Albrecht Center hosts a “Week of Deals.” They are internet hosting adoption specials this week solely together with: fee-waived grownup cats (over 1 12 months previous), $25 kittens (underneath 1 12 months previous) and $50 canine adoptions with long-term canine being fee-waived. To try the accessible pets go to: https://www.letlovelive.org/adopt/available-pets/.

Unable to undertake? The SPCA asks supporters to contemplate donating lifesaving provides to the shelter animals to assist maintain them wholesome and blissful. Visit https://www.letlovelive.org/how-to-help/donate/ for a provide Wish List, or donate by way of the SPCA’s Amazon Wish List: https://a.co/enQv8gM.

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