More than 30 animals adopted in one day from Pender Animal Shelter

More than 30 animals adopted in one day from Pender Animal Shelter

The shelter recently announced it was at capacity and might be forced to euthanize animals to make room

PENDER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The Pender County Animal Shelter reports more than 30 animals, many of them cats, left the shelter Wednesday with rescues or new homes.

“It was such an incredible response and a lifesaving one at that. we want to show our appreciation to you (WECT) and everyone that networked and adopted,”said Jewell Horton, Pender County Animal Shelter Director.

The good news comes soon after workers announced they may have to euthanize cats for the first time in years if the shelter didn’t make room.

“If someone doesn’t come adopt these cat immediately we will euthanize for space in the next 24 hours for the first time in years,” officials stated in the post. “It is imminent! We don’t like it, we are fighting tears right now fighting for these cats!”

According to a post Wednesday night, three cats were left as of 7 p.m.

If you’re interested in adopting a cat, please contact the Pender County Animal Shelter at 910-259-1484.

This is kitten season which means shelters all over the area will be full and at risk of being forced to euthanize animals. Horton says that’s why it’s so important to spay and neuter pets.

Source By wect.com

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