Two animal cruelty seizures have Montgomery County animal shelter out of space

Two animal cruelty seizures have Montgomery County animal shelter out of space

Anderson is a Husky that is readily available for adoption at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. (Photo courtesy of MCAS)

In just the last 7 days and a 50 percent, Montgomery County Animal Services (MCAS) has had two animal cruelty instances ensuing in the seizure of over 148 canines and cats.

MCAS is more than capability, particularly with pet dogs that are having to be housed two to a kennel.

“As we continue to obtain animals everyday, we desperately have to have our community’s support obtaining canine out of the shelter. None of us below at MCAS want to euthanize animals due to place but we are at a incredibly vital point out in regards to being overcapacity,” according to a press release from the shelter. “We are asking for assist from adopters, fosters and our rescue partners!”

Though none of the animal cruelty case animals are at present obtainable as they go by way of the courtroom method, the shelter has hundreds of other people that are offered.

Starting Tuesday, April 11, the shelter is waiving adoption costs for all puppies by way of April 23. All adoptable pets will be vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped, and spayed or neutered.

“We hope our local community will exhibit us some adore. So quite a few animals have to have help and we have wonderful optimism that our local community will aid us. We inquire anyone to convey to your family members, pals and coworkers that the MCAS needs their enable. We really encourage you to foster one (or more) of our animals or sign up for our volunteer crew – each day dog walkers are generally needed. We appreciate all who adopt, foster, volunteer or basically support to spread the word that the shelter requirements the community’s assistance. We also drastically enjoy all the rescue businesses who do the job hand in hand with the shelters to help save animals. Each and every little bit of aid we receive immediately benefits the animals,” the statement continues.

Animal welfare nationally is in a incredibly hard location. Shelters all throughout the country are dealing with exceptional challenges with regard to potential and staffing. Basically put, shelters simply cannot help you save their animals without the assist of their communities. There are 85 million pet-possessing households in the U.S. If we just experienced an additional 2 p.c of pet-possessing homes foster a single pet a yr, we could close preventable euthanasia in shelters.

The latest specific require is finding placement for puppies housed in the kennel operates.

About Montgomery County Animal Expert services

MCAS is Montgomery County’s animal shelter facility that covers a county area of in excess of 1,000+ sq. miles. We experience lots of unique troubles in working with animals as we service suburban as nicely as rural locations. The shelter is open Tuesday – Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for adoptions. For a lot more information and facts, take a look at or e mail [email protected]