Compounding the fact that many of our shelters are simply maxed out on space and resources for strays, abandoned, and surrendered pets, our legal system also turns to them as a holding cell for seized animals.
Because our pets are considered property then cannot be legally re-homed until due process has crept through our court system. This leaves many shelters holding the bag for months at a time and it’s a bag that’s already full to begin with.
My local shelter in Newport TN, is facing such a problem right now. A recent seizure by the police of 41 dogs living in squalor. While the offenders have been charged with 40 counts of animal cruelty, the dogs have swollen the ranks of our already maxed out shelter to overflowing and they need our help.
While they seem to have a good supply of volunteers to help now, other supplies are much needed. Monetary donations are appreciated and you can make your check out to:Newport Animal Shelter 420 Humane Way Newport, TN 37821
If you prefer sending supplies, here is a list of what they most need:
- Dog & Cat Shampoo
- Waterless Bath Spray
- Trash Bags
- Paper Towels
- Toilet Paper
- Liquid Laundry Detergent
- Liquid Dawn Dish Soap
- Liquid Hand Soap
- Scrub Sponges
- Dryer Sheets
- Shredded Paper (Not Chipped)
- Copy Paper
If you have any questions and would like to contact them directly, the number is (423)623-1010
If you can, let them know that Dog Lovers everywhere appreciate their hard work on behalf of our best friends.