Franklin Co. Animal Shelter pushes for adoptions to avoid euthanizing pets

Franklin Co.  Animal Shelter pushes for adoptions to avoid euthanizing pets

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Franklin County Animal Shelter issued a plea to pet parents and potential adopters on Tuesday, saying that the facility is “busting at the seams” and will be forced to euthanize if they can’t find homes for enough furry friends.

According to the Franklin County Animal Shelter’s announcement from Tuesday, June 7, only two kennels are still open, causing staff to panic because this an open admission facility for animal control and the county.

In other words, the shelter cannot refuse any dog ​​or cat within the Franklin County community, so if the facility runs out of room for incoming animals, it has to euthanize other pets for the sake of space, according to officials.

Amid this urgent need to find new families for furry friends, the Franklin County Animal Shelter says the adoption fees for most of the dogs have been sponsored while others will have the “urgent special” for their adoption fee, which is $20 with approved applications.

If the animals are not spayed/neutered, the shelter says you will need to have that done within 30 days of adoption.

In addition to the wonderful dogs available for adoption — such as the ones photographed below — the Franklin County Animal Shelter says there are many more on stray hold for various reasons.

The shelter — located at 81 State Street in Rocky Mount — is closed on Wednesday, June 8, but will be back open from noon to 6 pm on Thursday, June 9; from noon to 4 pm on Friday, June 10; and from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, June 11.

If you want to adopt one of these precious pooches from the Franklin County Animal Shelter, follow this link to fill out the application.

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