Animal shelter

Edinburgh animal shelter seeking foster homes after black mold found in establishment

Nearly 100 animals from the Palm Valley Animal Society’s Trenton center are in need of temporary housing after black mold was discovered at the Edinburgh shelter.

The facility started the day trying to find temporary homes for 135 pets, but as of Monday night there were only 101 dogs left.

PVAS operations manager Faith Wright said they hope to find homes for the remaining animals by Tuesday afternoon.

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“Tomorrow afternoon they have to leave,” Wright said. “So this building must be completely empty by the close of business tomorrow.”

Black mold found in the ceiling of the Palm Valley Animal Society‘s Trenton Center is forcing them to remove all of their animals until they are fixed, a process that is expected to take two weeks.

Pets that do not get a foster will need to be sent to PVAS Andrews Center at 281 which is less than ideal.

“It’s going to be a lot of stress,” Wright said. “We might see some animals have increased diarrhea, they might stop eating, behavior might start to change, and unfortunately as they become more stressed they may become more susceptible to disease. is not at all a good thing overall.

The Trenton PVAS Center closed all animal control and public admission, waived adoption fees at the Trenton location, and ramped up animal placement.

Officials are asking potential pet parents to commit to a minimum of two weeks while they work on the mold.

“For host families, we provide all the supplies,” Wright said. “If you need cat food, dog food, litter boxes, kitty litter, pet crates, bowls, toys, pee pads, anything you might need,” said said Wright.

To foster a pet, all you have to do is complete a five-minute application and choose a pet.

For more information, email [email protected] or stop by the Trenton Center located at 2501 W. Trenton Road.

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