Animal Center Out of Space, Must Find...

Animal Center Out of Space, Must Find New Homes or Euthanize

There are 9 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jul 19, 2013, titled Animal Center Out of Space, Must Find New Homes or Euthanize. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The Shenandoah Animal Service Center has reached critical mass. Healthy, adoptable dogs will have to be euthanized in Augusta County Tuesday afternoon if no one adopts them.

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Waynesboro, VA

#2 Jul 23, 2013
Reduce or drop the adoption fees and more people would adopt !!
Jack K

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jul 23, 2013
Why do you show stories like this? The people who saw this who care are the ones who will have trouble today and every day until they can get the story out of their minds. I am heartbroken to hear this, but I already have a dog who needs my care and she's too old to get along with a new animal in the home. Yet the thought of these perfectly healthy animals being killed is horrible. I hope someone who has the time and space will open their home to save an animals life. I'm going to wonder now how many of the dogs made it beyond 4pm today.
I live here

Ferrum, VA

#4 Jul 23, 2013
Come on, these centers do have expenses, you know.
Pet food, shelter, and vet bills just to name a few. How much have you donated to your local shelter to help out? Have you even donated newspapers and clean rags or a case of dog/cat food to assist?

If you can't afford the adoption fee, you probably can't afford the pet, either.

Staunton, VA

#5 Jul 23, 2013
years ago i adopted a cat and a dog from cat unfortunately got out of my house and got hit,I did what i was supposed to do and called the shelter with her id #.The dog i adopted kept getting out of his kennel while i was working and was chasing the neighbors goats.i feared for his life cause the man said if caught him again he would shoot him.I put alot of money into this dog and had to release him back to the shelter.To this day they use those excuses for me not being able to adopt an animal.I did everything by the book,so you tell me why i cant adopt?
Pappy Van Winkle

Richmond, VA

#6 Jul 23, 2013
Please follow up on this story to let us know what happens.

Richmond, VA

#7 Jul 23, 2013
Here's the link to the animals available for adoption, for those that are interested:

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Jul 23, 2013
Why can't other shelters help out a little and take a few of them? It's life we're talking about!

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jul 23, 2013
Why are you highlighting Augusta's shelter? Go to Louisa county's shelter if you want to see a tragedy.
Melonie P Morris

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Jul 23, 2013
I volunteer for a rural shelter and they are all at capacity without enough volunteers and fosters. They take in more animals than there is room for, quite often, in order to save lives, when if folks would spay/neuter, help volunteer/foster, and so forth, the entire scenario could be different for the animals that are the victims of the situations. VOLUNTEER! FOSTER! SPAY! NEUTER! The CASPCA is a great organization but it's the rural shelters that really need your help!

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