Rescue Director Dee Allison says there are now 75 cats and 60 dogs.
Houston County, Georgia — The Humane Society of Houston County says it needs more volunteers because there are too many animals.
The director says it’s the worst she’s ever seen.
“We are very understaffed, we have very few volunteers, and the dogs and cats need us,” Sims said.
Amanda Sims is a volunteer.
“It’s a mess right now,” said Sims.
A year ago, she says, “it wasn’t so bad.”
“Rescue has had room to take animal control in and pull it out. No one can afford it this year. And you know, it’s very hard to turn someone down and say no.” We can’t take that dog, we can’t take that cat,” said Sims.
Dee Allison continues the rescue effort. She says she’s running out of room and she can’t take in any more animals.
“People don’t care anymore,” Alison said.
Alison says she now has 75 cats and 60 dogs. She said animal control is asking them to take in animals and people are surrendering animals or finding abandoned or abandoned pets, but they have to turn them back, she said. rice field.
“Even if we could afford it, we had to hire volunteers,” Allison said.
Teresa Thompson volunteers every week.
“Everyone needs a purpose in life. A purpose to give back. It’s one way to give back and be loved at the same time so you can go home feeling like you’ve accomplished something.” “I had to say to myself, ‘You can’t take everything home, but you can love while you’re here,'” Thompson said.
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Allison and Sims suspect that overcrowding may be related to money. Many people don’t want commitment now that they’re back at work. Sims says it’s very upsetting.
“If you can’t care for a pet for the rest of your life, don’t get one. I mean, we’re full. We’re all full. We don’t have enough space for all these dogs and cats. We don’t have room.” We have no volunteers or foster parents.
Rescuers received one dog this month because its owner passed away. They now have a puppy and a kitten that are ready for adoption, but they also have a 12-year-old dog and an 8-year-old cat, says Wooten.
Sims says he needs more volunteers on weekends and on weekday mornings. She says whether you want to adopt her, her actions as a foster parent, or volunteer, you can find more information online at https://humanesocietyhoco.org/.