“There has been an increase in the number of abandoned animals and the shelter is getting more and more at capacity.”
GRAY, Ga. (41NBC/WMGT) — The Jones County Animal Shelter is currently at capacity, with more than 80 animals.
The shelter participates in “Shane’s War”. This is a week-long event to educate the community about adoptions. Jennifer Allen says her biggest problem is people abandoning stray animals.
“It’s tough and seeing some of the conditions they come in,” Allen said.
The pandemic has also played a role in the increase in animal numbers.
“There has been an increase in the number of abandoned animals and the shelter is getting more and more at capacity,” she said.
‘Shane’s War’ gives the shelter the opportunity to help find homes for all of its animals.
If you can’t adopt a pet, you can help in other ways. The shelter asks for donations such as food for kittens and puppies. Other objects can be found on his Facebook page.
Jason Rizner is Jones County’s administrator and says the county just wants to see the animals in a safe place.
“We have a shelter full of great pets, we just want to let people know that they are here and available and waiting for new homes.” said Rizner. “Unfortunately, some animals are euthanized.”
Rizner says it will take the whole community to stop this from happening.
“We have a large rescue community here in the county and in the region that our animal services employees work closely with throughout the year,” he said.
Allen says his goal is to have all the animals adopted by the end of the event on Saturday.
The shelter is located at 1015 Monicello Highway in Jones County.