‘Please adopt or foster’: Shelby Co. Humane putting dogs outside because they are full

Shelby Humane Society overcrowded
Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 2:23 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2022 at 7:32 PM CDT
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SHELBY Co., Ala. (WBRC) - Referring to the situation as a ‘shelter emergency,’ leaders at the Shelby County Humane Society said they are so full of dogs they are having to put kennels outside.

Right now, the Shelby County Humane Society has 760 pets need a loving home. The humane society has transported 53 animals up north to New Jersey, Maryland and Wisconsin but it’s still not enough.

Shelby Humane posted on Facebook, “We are having to put dogs in kennels outside until we have more room to be able to place them inside! These dogs are in these kennels day and night. This isn’t want we want for these babies! PLEASE ADOPT OR FOSTER! We need these dogs out by today! This is absolutely an urgent situation!”

Ways you can help is to either adopt, foster for a short amount of time or join their weekend warriors’ program that is for their long-term adult dogs to get away from the shelter, even if it’s just for a few days.

If you can adopt or foster, visit their website at shelbyhumane.org.

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