Wiregrass Humane Society sees increase in animals

DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - The Wiregrass Humane Society has seen an influx of animals come through the door during the summer which they say is nothing new.

"Whenever summer rolls around, you have different holidays that come, especially like the Fourth of July which we all just experienced," said shelter manager Blake Bedsole. "It actually had a very well turn out for adoptions in the last month. However, as one goes out the door, we have five that come in the door."

Around 90 animals currently reside at the Humane Society in Dothan, so they are calling on the public to help these animals find "fur-ever" homes.

"We say adopt and don't shop only because we have enough animals here in the building to give at least 100 people animals to take home," said Bedsole.

It's common practice for the Humane Society to operate close to full capacity because they are a no-kill shelter, but they are in need of freeing up some space in hopes of bringing in some new animals.

"We like to take everything that we can," said Bedsole. "Different circumstances lead to why we get the animal. We never want to overcrowd the areas because that's when we get a lot of sickness and vet bills and such."

Current adoption fees are $150 for dogs and $95-$125 for cats.

If you are interested in adopting an animal or just taking a look to see what they have at the Wiregrass Humane Society, they are open seven days a week from noon-4:30 p.m.

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