Polk County Humane Society explains dangers of abandoning animals


POLK COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) – A automotive hit and killed a canine after somebody left it by the Polk County Humane Society in Bolivar earlier this week.

The canine was left by the institution after enterprise hours, then hit round a close-by freeway.

Amy Campbell, board member for the Polk County Humane Society, stated doing this places an animal’s life in jeopardy.

“I want to get upset, and I want to get angry,” stated Campbell.

Marcie Rodgers, one other board member for the Polk County Humane Society, stated that is unhealthy for the animal’s survival.

“It’s the absolute worst thing you can do for the animal because it’s unlikely that they’re going to survive,” stated Rodgers. “These animals aren’t made to survive out on their own.”

Rodgers stated they caught the offender on their safety cameras, and the neighborhood helped find that individual.

Campbell stated schooling is essential when you’ll be able to’t take care of an animal anymore, particularly since many shelters have wait lists.

“Just being educated on what they know, they are able to do or what’s open to them, to bring a pet to the shelter, and not feel so upset and guilty about that, but doing it for all the right reasons,” stated Campbell.

Laura Persinger, the assistant supervisor for the Polk County Humane Society stated they may give any animal a house.

“If they’re not willing to take the dog, then somebody else would be willing to and he could go to a loving home,” stated Persinger.

Rodgers stated the dumping of animals might be simply taken care of.

“Biggest thing that you can do to stop the animal dumping is actually spaying and neutering your pets,” stated Rodgers. “The biggest problem we have in this area is unwanted animals.”

This isn’t simply a problem in Polk County. It’s a standard subject throughout southwest Missouri and the nation.

“It’s a huge problem all over,” stated Rodgers. “I’ve worked in all parts of Missouri and all parts of this part of the country, the Midwest and the South. It’s a problem in all areas.”

Campbell stated understanding the dire conditions shelters will be in goes a good distance.

“No animal wants to spend their life and their days in a shelter,” stated Campbell. “I always love to say that an animal’s life is so short. They deserve to have every day be a great day.”

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is presently investigating the dumping incident.

Head to the Polk County Humane Society web site in case you are occupied with adopting or fostering an animal.

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