Brevard County Adoption Center Saves Dozens of Animals from Death
By Space Coast Daily // August 12, 2019
Did you know that each year in the US, there are 6.5 million companion animals who go into shelters? This shocking statistic is according to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Of those, 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Sadly, sometimes shelters are too full to take in new animals and there only choice is to put the animals down.
As was nearly the case recently at Glades County Animal Control, until Brevard County Adoption Center stepped in and took more than 30 dogs and cats from Glades County that were close to being put down.
Animal Shelters in the US
There is an estimate 3,500 brick-and-mortar animal shelters in the US and an estimated 10,000 rescue groups and animal sanctuaries in North America.
Animal shelters, also known as pounds, are where stray, lost, abandoned, or mistreated animals go to. Depending on the condition of the animal, the shelter can rehabilitate the animals and bring them back to health. Then the animal shelters often run adoption schemes to try and give the animals a chance at a better life with a loving family.
Animals that can be found in these shelters are usually pets such as dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, etc. Some animal shelters might also take in injured wildlife from the local area and try to treat those animals too.
According to the thegoodestate.com, “Sometimes animal shelters struggle to find new homes for animals or they become too full and can’t take in new animals. When this happens, they are faced with difficult decisions, they either have to find another animal shelter who can take the animals in, or worse case scenario, put the animals down.”
Brevard County Adoption Center Saves the Day
Glades County Animal Control were pushed to their limits and had to try and find homes for more than 30 dogs and cats.
The Glades County Animal Control Officer wrote in a Facebook post that she was resigning and that the animals needed new homes as soon as possible. There were many shares, but it started to look like these animals lives would be in danger.
Many local animal shelters were at full capacity and were unable to take any animals in. Suzanna Bonnell, the president of All For the Critters animal shelter in Clewiston was able to take two pups to help the crisis.
Bonnell however said “Our shelter here is an old veterinary clinic built in the ‘70s. The kennels in the back are very small. We can’t accept big dogs.”
Just as all hope looked lost, thankfully Brevard County Adoption Center stepped in and saved all the animals. Both Glades County Animal Control and Brevard County Adoption Center worked together to ensure the safe transportation of the animals.
Since the animals have been transported to Brevard County Adoption Center, several of the animals have already been adopted and many more animals are also receiving interest in being adopted by locals.
Check out the Brevard County animals that are looking for their forever home and that are ready to be adopted.
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