Lee County Humane Society at full capacity; fosters and adopters are needed

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LEE COUNTY, Ala. – The Lee County Humane Society in Auburn is at full-capacity, and they need your help to find homes for the dogs and cats currently at the shelter.

They say it is breeding season and animals who are not spayed or neutered have puppies or kittens and they end up at the shelters. They do not turn animals in Auburn and Opelika. The shelter has not had to euthanize any pets this year and they hope that trend continues. They say the ones susceptible to being euthanized are ones that are not healthy, are unadoptable or have some sort of illness.

Their goal is to get every animal adopted or fostered. Their live-release rate is 91%

Ausu Anaraki with the Lee County Humane Society says the solution to non-crowded shelters is being responsible pet owners.

“They are not able to speak, and I think it is up to us to talk for them and fix this problem that we’ve created,” Anaraki said. “We created the problem of pet overpopulation because people are not fixing their pets. Then, their cats or their dogs will have puppies or kittens and dump them here so it’s not their problem anymore.”

The Lee County Humane Society will be offering specials Friday, Saturday and Sunday on mutts (includes cats) five months and older. They will be $65 and they are already spayed, neutered, microchipped and they also receive a free month of pet insurance.

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