Overwhelmed Shelter Pleads For Help, ‘Bursting At The Seams’ And Hoping To Avoid Euthanizing Pets
Published: November 16, 2021 at 12:14 PM Author: Penny Eims
An overwhelmed animal shelter in Greenfield, Indiana, reached out to the public for help this week because their facility is “bursting at the seams” with homeless pets. The Greenfield-Hancock Animal Management facility is an open-intake shelter that prides itself for maintaining a low euthanasia rate, but the current situation has maxed out its resources.
In a Facebook post, the shelter writes of the concerning situation it is facing:
“⚠️!!! HELP !!!⚠️
We are really struggling with space here at GHAM. We have so many animals that have been here for a long time. Dogs are now starting to go kennel crazy. We are pleading for your help with getting animals out of the shelter.”
The shelter works hand-in-hand with rescue groups to move homeless cats and dogs out of the facility, but all of the rescue agencies are full and struggling as well. The shelter said:
“We are trying and we are spent. We DO NOT want to euthanize for space but that is what we are looking at if we don’t get some adoptions going out of here. Until we can get some adoptions and make space we are asking the public to please stop picking up stray animals unless you are able to house it while we continue to try to make space.”
With a final plea for assistance:
“Help us help these animals that have been neglected, surrendered or turned loose. They deserve better than to live in a shelter. We are a temporary house for them but you are their and our last hope.”
Shelters across the nation have been inundated with surrendered pets as people head back into the workplace following the lockdowns and work-from-home mandates in 2020.
You can find the Greenfield Animal Shelter Facebook page here.
Shelter phone: (317) 477-4367
2195 W. US Highway 40
Greenfield, IN 46140
Shelter’s Petfinding listings here.