JEROME, Id — Cleaning the kennels, feeding the canine, offering treatment and managing workplace work are among the duties Jerome Animal Shelter Technician Brittney Sterling completes every day.
“A lot of people think that working in the animal shelter means a whole lot of playing with animals, having fun with the animals,” Sterling stated. “That’s not it at all, that’s about 10% of my job.”
To hold their kennels open, the Jerome Animal Shelter depends on donations to present canine with veterinary care, vaccines, treats and enrichment applications.
Sterling stated many individuals don’t perceive the financial want behind operating a facility.
“All of those little extra things we do in our facility come out of donations, or our pocket,” Sterling stated. “And when we don’t have those means, we can’t do them.”
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Mary Holley is the co-founder of Anythings Pawsable Foundation Inc. The non-profit group is devoted to constructing shelters and rescuing animals within the Magic Valley, particularly in smaller communities.
Holley would love to save each animal, however price upkeep can develop into a problem for services.
“Building a facility is rather, step by step easy,” Holley stated. “It is once the facility is built, the price of taking up animals has just skyrocketed.”
Shelters take on the costly price of issues like animal care, euthanization and transportation.
Sterling stated larger animal shelter services or humane societies have extra entry to assets. And as a small facility, the Jerome shelter typically runs into the problem of overpopulation.
When there is no such thing as a more room within the kennels, employees seek for a shelter that may take the canine into their facility.
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