Adopters Urgently Needed at Near Capacity Floyd County Public Animal Welfare Services

7/15/2017 9:00 a.m.

Staff Reports 

Floyd County Public Animal Welfare Services is nearly at capacity and adopters are urgently needed. 

According to Officer Keelan Freeman with P.A.W.S. they took in more than 60 animals in just one day.

“We were really concerned this past Wednesday that we were going to have to euthanize for space,” he said.  “However, we did have a rescue group come in and take 15 to 17 dogs, which did free up some of the kennel space that we have.  My concern is that we are going to continue to have these bad weeks of several animals coming in off the animal control truck and in the front door.  It is kitten and puppy season so people are going to continue to bring these animals to us.”

Freeman added that incentives are being offered to get more people to come in and adopt a pet.

“We’ve had several animal spayed or neutered,” he said.  “There was a rescue group that paid to have that done.  So, animal control has now waved the fee for adopting those dogs, and there are some of them left.  As far as the cats, there are some that came in between May and June that a rescue group has offered to pay for spaying and neutering.  So, the adoption fee for be waived for those animals as well.”

The P.A.W.S. facility is located at 99 North Avenue, and is open 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 1 until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

They are closed on Wednesdays.