Cumberland County Animal Shelter Announces Adoption Fees For All Large Dogs Through Saturday :: WRAL.com
Fayetteville, North Carolina – Cumberland County Animal Control is waiving its adoption fees for all large dogs through Saturday.
Elaine Smith, director of Cumberland County Animal Control, said 17 dogs were adopted this week after the shelter posted on Facebook.
“It definitely helped. We are very happy that people helped us with their hearts and their homes,” she said.
Smith said pet owners frequently abandon their pets at the shelter, while other owners let their pets run wild, increasing the likelihood of them mating with other pets or getting lost and recovered. by animal control officers.
You can view a gallery of adoptable animals online or visit the shelter at 4704 Corporation Drive in Fayetteville.
According to Smith, the Cumberland County shelter takes in more animals than almost any other shelter in North Carolina — about 11,000 animals each year. It can only hold 300 animals at a time. Even with the help of foster families, volunteers and rescue groups, there is not enough space to house all the strays.
Before Smith was director, she said the shelter didn’t really host promotional events. If the animal shelter became too full, the animals had to be euthanized.
“[That’s] something we really don’t like to do,” she said.
She said there is a misconception that free dogs are used for crime or dogfighting rings. Smith said that’s unlikely because the dogs at the shelter are neutered, neutered and microchipped.
“Which found the same quality of adopters whether it was free or full price,” she said.
In Robeson County, 4,085 animals were euthanized for space in 2019, according to county records, with a breakdown of 1,195 dogs and 1,890 cats. In Cumberland County, a total of 3,241 dogs and cats were euthanized in 2019. And Warren County animal services director Dani Bowen said at least 50 dogs and 100 cats were killed at the shelter. of Warren to make room for more animals in 2019.
In an effort to prevent as many animals from being euthanized as possible, the Cumberland County Animal Shelter also plans to hold more promotional events in May and June.