MAS manager Alexis Pugh said last week they needed 48 kennels for incoming dogs but only had two available.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis Animal Services urgently needs foster families and adopters to open their homes to a new furry friend.
MAS Director Alexis Pugh posted on Facebook that while many Memphis residents have helped, many more are needed. She said efforts to reunite pets with their owners without the animals coming to the shelter have helped, but the shelter still finds itself without enough room for the dogs brought in.
Pugh said last week they needed 48 kennels for incoming dogs, but only had two available.
“The numbers just don’t add up. And to be clear when I talk about numbers, I’m talking about animal lives. I care about numbers because each number represents an animal,” Pugh said in the post.
Push said northern rescue partners have had lower adoptions, which means they aren’t able to transport as many animals from Memphis. And many Mid-South relief partners are facing the same thing.
The MAS asks anyone who can accommodate a pet, even temporarily, to do so. They need foster families – from two weeks to two months – and adoptions. And adoptions will only cost you $20 until the end of March.
Memphis Animal Services is located at 2350 Appling City Cove and is open seven days a week from noon to 4 p.m. Learn more and see animals available for adoption HERE.
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