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No-kill shelter at capacity, no choice

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 6:21pm

If you're considering adopting a pet, this may help you make up your mind.

In 48 hours, the Brown County Humane Society's Animal Shelter will have to start euthanizing dogs because it is at capacity. The "no-kill" facility said that they have no other choice.

They have 31 of 32 kennels full and are required to have five kennels open at all times.

Humane Society President, Leslie Zureick said that they will start euthanizing dogs within the next 48 hours if they are not fostered or adopted out.

Owners have been bringing in their pets unable to care for them and several puppies from unneutered, unsprayed dogs are coming in to the small shelter lately, said Zureick. Because of that, she said that the shelter cannot keep up with their no-kill policy. Furthermore, since they are considered a no-kill shelter, rescues are less likely to pitch in and help their type of shelter, before those that are considered "kill shelters."

The shelter is located at 100 Veterans Blvd., Georgetown, Ohio . They are located in front of the the Veterans Home.

It is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and on Thursdays, from noon to 8 p.m.

Adoptions cost $50.

Contact the Brown County Animal Shelter at (937) 378-3457.

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