Animal welfare

Lawton Animal Welfare constantly full

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) – The Lawton Animal Shelter has seen its share of animals come and go – more animals are staying in the shelter longer than they should.

Despite this, more and more animals find their way onto the streets of Lawton and other nearby towns every day.

Every day on social media, the citizens of Lawton post about pets and strays roaming the town and entering their yards asking for owners.

Lawton Animal Welfare partners with other cities to help animals find homes.

“What happens is towns like Grandfield would contract with Lawton and Lawton would perform those functions. Our contract actually states that we are trying to adopt to rehome these animals,” says Roy Rodrick, Superintendent of Lawton Animal Welfare.

Once animal welfare gets a little respite, it fills up again when more pets are back on the streets.

“Well, as far as animals go, our shelter here in Lawton, we’re constantly full. We take animals out through adoption, we take them out through rescue and yes, unfortunately, we have to euthanize them, but once we do room, we have more right behind them,” Rodrick said.

You can help the shelter control the number of stray dogs roaming the streets.

“Everyone should neuter and neuter their pets. I know some people think they shouldn’t be but right now this is the single most important thing people can do to help eliminate or at least alleviate some of the overcrowding “.

It will be a long process, but it is the first and most important thing anyone can do during this time to neuter their pet,” Rodrick said.

All of the pets that were featured are currently up for adoption and looking for new homes.

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