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Shelby County, Kentucky’s “No kill” Animal Shelter is overpopulated and may have
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It always boggles my mind when someone goes out and pays hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars, for a family pet when so many homeless adoptable pets are in need of homes. Pets in shelters usually are already spayed or neutered, have had their dispositions evaluated so as to find them the best match for a good home.

As with many other animal shelters, Shelby County’s animal shelter is full beyond capacity with pets who now are in desperate need of homes. The shelter is normally a no kill shelter but this summer they are way beyond their capacity and need their animals adopted immediately or they will be forced to start euthanizing some of them who are otherwise perfectly adoptable pets that would make wonderful family pets. It is a shame that a human problem, irresponsible pet ownership and management, has led to the pet overpopulation with these innocent animals paying the ultimate price. Since May 1 the shelter has taken in 250 animals with only 30 dog kennels and 50 cat spaces.

If you are looking for a pet there is no better feeling then saving one from a shelter and having that pet adore you for giving them a better life. I know this first hand.

Adoption fees are as follows: Kittens - $40, Dogs - $65, Cats - free

The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday with extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call the shelter at (502) 633-0009, or by email at: [email protected]. To see the available adoptable pets at the Shelby County Shelter go to their section on the Petfinder website here. The shelter is located in Shelbyville, KY.

I challenge everyone to look over the pets at the Shelby County Animal Shelter and see if there isn’t a place in your heart and home for one of them, save a life.

Photo: Courtesy of Shelby County Animal Shelter

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About Sandy Dolan

Owner of Cedar Ridge Farm which operates a children's horseback riding lesson program in Greenville, IN. I have been involved with equine welfare and rescue activities. We have successfully rehomed at risk horses and retrained off the track thoroughbred racehorses in new careers in hunter/jumper, eventing, dressage, and barrel racing disciplines.

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