GEORGETOWN, Kentucky (FOX 56) — The Scott County Humanitarian Society needs your help. The shelter hopes to add more foster parents to the list to care for the dozens of dogs the shelter has daily.
The shelter is small and can accommodate only about 35-40 dogs. However, humane societies were able to develop good partnerships within their communities and maintain high adoption rates.
Suzanne Bridwell, coordinator of the shelter’s dog adoption program, said things have changed in recent months.
“There have been so many handovers of owners in recent months, which has led to the number of euthanasias. Shelters have been overwhelmed with so many people giving up their pets,” said Bridwell. I was.
These numbers have caused concern for staff at Bridwell and the Humane Society, both of whom are now seeking more foster families in bluegrass.
As part of this program, volunteers can sign up to provide temporary space for dogs, with all costs paid by the Humane Society.
“When you become a foster parent, you take one but you save two because you take them in, make them easier to adopt, and work on basic manners,” says Bridwell. “Too many stray dogs are adopted every week and their owners surrender. This is an open shelter, so we need an open kennel all the time. Unfortunately, without an open kennel, euthanasia is the only option. This is the way to” option. “
Bridwell hopes to recruit about 40 more foster parents. If you would like to foster or adopt a child, please click here to complete the form.
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