The Washington County Johnson City Animal Shelter took in a complete of 109 canines, cats and kittens within the first week of June.
Summer is usually the shelter’s busiest time of the yr, Executive Director Tammy Davis stated.
“We already know that June, July, and August are when we see the most animals come in,” Davis stated. “In springtime animals are out reproducing and when there’s no one, you know, to take those animals, they end up here at the shelter.”
The increase has put a pressure on the shelter and its workers as there are extra animals to care for and area turns into restricted, and so they solely count on the scenario to worsen within the subsequent few months.
“Even though we have a large shelter, we still can run out of space,” Davis stated. “So we depend a lot on fosters.”
They particularly rely upon fosters to assist with the incoming kittens, as it’s at present kitten season. When kittens aren’t sufficiently old to be adopted, putting them with foster households might help liberate cages within the shelter.
June can also be Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, however Davis encourages folks to come back in and take a brand new furry good friend house, even when it isn’t a cat.
“We know a lot of people come and they want kittens, but please don’t forget these senior animals here at the shelter,” Davis stated. “The older dogs and adult cats, they need homes too.”
There are loads of senior and grownup canines and cats at present on the shelter, and a few have been ready for his or her ceaselessly properties for greater than a yr.
“If you have been thinking about adopting, we ask that you come and you consider adopting an animal at this time,” Davis stated.
If you have an interest in adopting, go to the shelter at 3411 N. Roan Street or on-line at wcjcanimalshelter.org/undertake/available-pets, or kind bit.ly/3Hl8r3m into your browser.
If you’re unable to undertake however could also be occupied with fostering an animal, go to wcjcanimalshelter.org/support-us/foster-program, or kind bit.ly/3tqp7jV into your browser.