Fayetteville, N.C. — Cumberland County Animal Management is waiving its adoption price for all huge canines till Saturday.
Elaine Smith, director of Cumberland County Animal Management, mentioned 17 canines have been adopted this week after the shelter posted to Fb.
“It is undoubtedly helped. We’re more than happy that folks have helped us out with their hearts and houses,” she mentioned.
Smith mentioned pet house owners give up their animals to the shelter regularly, whereas different house owners let their animals run free, which will increase the chance of them mating with different animals or getting misplaced and being picked up by animal management officers.
You can view a gallery of adoptable animals online or go to the shelter at 4704 Company Drive in Fayetteville.
In keeping with Smith, the Cumberland County shelter takes in additional animals than nearly some other North Carolina shelter – round 11,000 animals annually. It will possibly solely maintain 300 animals at a time. Even with the assistance of fosters, volunteers and rescue teams, there may be not sufficient area to accommodate all stray animals.
Earlier than Smith was director, she mentioned that the shelter didn’t actually do any promotional occasions. If the animal shelter received too full, the animals needed to be euthanized.
“[That’s] one thing we actually do not love to do,” she mentioned.
She mentioned that there’s a false impression that free canines are used for crime or canine preventing rings. Smith mentioned that’s unlikely as a result of the canines on the shelter are spayed, neutered and microchipped.
“What have discovered the identical high quality of adopters, whether or not its free or full-priced,” she mentioned.
In Robeson County, 4,085 animals have been euthanized for area in 2019, in keeping with county information, with a breakdown of 1,195 canines and 1,890 cats. In Cumberland County, a complete of three,241 canines and cats have been euthanized in 2019. And Dani Bowen, Animal Providers Director in Warren County, mentioned no less than 50 canines and 100 cats have been killed within the Warren shelter to create space for extra animals in 2019.
In an effort to stop as many animals from being euthanized as potential, the Cumberland County Animal Shelter can be planning on having extra promotional occasions in Might and June.