Lately the money coming in seems to be decreasing as the number of pets is increasing. Humane Society Manager, Michelle Bowdoin said, the economy has a lot of people unable to care for their pets. "Either people have to move into an apartment complex or they are moving in with someone else and they are not able to bring their pets or they simply can't afford them anymore," continued Bowdoin.
The number of pets coming into the shelters is far outweighing the number leaving. The Dothan Animal Shelter has seen a big decrease in their adoption rate, but it doesn't stop volunteer, Marcella West from trying to find these pets a good home. "We're at Pet Smart every Saturday with animals up for adoption. Before the economy turned, we used to do 20 and 25 adoptions each Saturday and now we're lucky if we do two or three," explained West.
If you are interested in adopting a pet or volunteering you can contact the Dothan Animal Shelter at
796-7727 or The Wiregrass Humane Society at 792-6693. If you aren't ready to make the commitment of adopting a pet, you can still help. As both shelters said they are in need of any donations you can make, including things like dog food, cat litter and even blankets.