The Clark County Animal Shelter on Saturday brought seven of its animals to the Woodstock Spay and Neuter Clinic Halloween Adoption Event
UPDATED STORY PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 30, 2021 AT 7:09 PM
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lots of stuff and lots of treats: dog stuff and treats, of course.
On Saturday, the Woodstock Spay and Neuter Clinic hosted a Halloween âPawtyâ adoption event, with some of their animals up for adoption from the Clark County Animal Shelter.
The shelter says it is experiencing a massive influx of animals. Today’s event was meant to encourage adoption from the shelter.
âIt’s just great for us to be able to be in front of a different group of people. Some people that might not drive all the way to Winchester or the shelter, but being here in Lexington it opens up a lot of options that we might not normally see, âsaid Adreanna Wills, director of the animal shelter. of Clark County.
In addition to the animals up for adoption and the home from the Woodstock Spay and Spay Clinic, about seven of the animals up for adoption were from the Clark County Animal Shelter.
The event lasted until 1 p.m. on Saturday.
ORIGINAL STORY PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 29, 2021 AT 8:15 PM
WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – âWe have to move animals in order to save lives,â said Adreanna Wills, director of the Clark County Animal Shelter.
But doing it gets harder and harder every week for the Clark County Animal Shelter.
Wills says the shelter is at full capacity.
“The problem is, we have the same or even more animals coming in but we have fewer or none coming out.”
Wills says that because things have opened up since the pandemic, many people are unable to continue caring for the pets they adopted at the start of the pandemic. Whether they have been evicted, whether they can no longer afford their pets financially, or whether they no longer have the time they once had to care for them.
âThe surrenders from our owners have been very high. I watched last month that our owners’ disposals were double what they were before, âsaid Wills.
She says the past two weeks have been overwhelming, that adoptions are almost at a standstill.
She says the relief organizations they work with are unable to accommodate some of the animals at the shelter as foster homes continue to shrink.
This in turn puts even more pressure on the small shelter as it struggles to figure out what to do.
“Is this where we’re all a little stunned with what we’re doing?” Because we are doing everything we know how to do and these dogs could really sell but they are not. These are dogs that should normally be gone in a few days and they sit here for weeks, âWills said.
And for the first time in years, the Clark County Animal Shelter is being forced to consider euthanizing some of their healthy animals in order to make room.
âWe really reserve euthanasia for extreme cases and now we’re at the point for the first time in years, we need to think about what we’re going to do if something doesn’t work out soon,â Wills added.
This is something they don’t want to turn to, as they continue to work to find homes for the animals, the shelter is asking the public for helpâ¦ whether through donation or adoption.
Adoptable dogs will be available Saturday at the Woodstock Spay and Neuter Clinic in Lexington from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Halloween adoption event.