Detroit Animal Care waives all fees for adopted dogs and cats for the rest of the month
DETROIT (FOX 2) – Sheyanne Swafford and her mother Jody Ball each adopted a dog from Detroit Animal Care. They are among the many who come to the shelter to adopt after learning they have overcapacity – and about to start slaughtering dogs.
“I never want to see that dogs should be put down because they don’t have a home,” said Hailey Norton, who was also there to adopt a dog. “So to see that they were pushing to get these dogs out, that was really great to see because they need good homes.”
FOX 2 helped launch the call for Eternal Families – and Metro Detroit showed up in droves.
“It was a dire situation and we couldn’t help but argue for it – just using Facebook only, right,” said Renena McCaskill, Detroit Animal Care. “We needed your help and we are so thankful that the news has stepped up to help us because it has been of great help.”
McCaskill is Assistant Director and Shelter Director at Detroit Animal Care. She says that over the weekend 44 dogs and 12 cats were adopted, 13 went to foster homes, six were returned to their owners and 23 were transferred to other shelters and shelters around. of Metro Detroit.
“We’re technically only supposed to house 84 dogs – right now we’re still at 99,” she said. “It’s still overcapacity, but we keep making it work.”
This means that they still have many dogs and cats that still need a home – so they waive adoption fees until the end of the month.
Although no dogs had to be shot due to overcrowding, this same situation could easily happen again. This is why it is so important for people to know that there are always dogs here looking for a loving home.
“Just because you can’t hear us on the news or on the radio doesn’t mean we don’t need your help,” McCaskill said. “We always need blankets – we always need people to neuter their dogs, get them fired and microchip them, so if your dog gets lost we can bring him home.”
Detroit Animal Care is also trying to make repairs to their building while they wait for a new facility to be built – so more on that in the coming months.
Right now, the goal is to get as many animals adopted as possible.
“If you have room and you love animals – adopt one – especially if they waive fees,” said Ryan Jackson. “You can’t go wrong when you give a dog a home. “
If you can’t adopt but love animals and are looking for work, Detroit Animal Care – is recruiting …
Detroit Animal Care is located at 7401 Chrysler Dr, Detroit, MI 48211.
To find out more online, go to the Detroit Animal Care and Control website HERE.