LYNN HAVEN Fla. (WMBB) – It’s not unusual for animal shelters to see a rise in proprietor surrenders after the vacations, however what is rare is how briskly among the animals are getting adopted on the Lynn Haven shelter.
Shelter staff are crediting social media with discovering the animal’s without end houses. These canine look very hopeful to discover a household to think about their very own after being surrendered to the Lynn Haven Animal Shelter.
“An owner surrender is when they no longer want it and they are filling out a form relinquishing their animal to us,” Officer Cortney Turner mentioned.
Turner and the opposite officers have not too long ago taken in many surrenders, which isn’t out of the odd this time of the 12 months.
“We’ve had a Doberman, we’ve had a chocolate lab, we’ve had a Doxin and even a springer spaniel,” mentioned Turner.
A couple of of the canine that have been in these cages simply this week have been adopted inside minutes all due to social media.
“It’s amazing what social media does,” mentioned Turner. “Literally minutes before people are contacting us through social media, through email, through phone calls. I think we got over 40 phone calls in less than an hour the other day over the cocker spaniel. I mean it just happens so quickly.”
Turner mentioned it took solely thirty minutes earlier than that pup was gone. And the identical occurred for the dobermann and lab this week.
“The lady that adopted the Dobermann, she is a long-term resident of Lynn Haven. She has large breed and dobermann experience,” mentioned Turner. “He fell in love with her vice versa. I mean he was so excited his hind end was shaking like a corgi.”
And it isn’t simply the full-bred canine getting social media consideration. Lynn Haven Animal Control is grateful for residents’ assist and hopes it continues for all of the shelter’s canine and cats.
Lynn Haven Animal Control has additionally used social media to reunite households with misplaced pets.
To see among the obtainable pets, go to the City of Lynn Haven web site or go to pet harbor to discover animals at rescues or shelters.
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