Campbell County Animal Shelter adoptions low, rescues high

Campbell County Animal Shelter adoptions low, rescues high

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So far, only about a dozen animals have been adopted, but that number does not tell the whole story. Adoptions are not the only way many of these animals are getting new homes. So far, only about a dozen animals have been adopted, but that number does not tell the whole story. Adoptions are not the only way many of these animals are getting new homes.
Since the shelter opened in August, 47 animals have been transported to other states. Since the shelter opened in August, 47 animals have been transported to other states.
"Come by and see us," said shelter director Mike Aiken. "We want to adopt animals." "Come by and see us," said shelter director Mike Aiken. "We want to adopt animals."

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

JACKSBORO (WATE) - It has been nearly a month since the Campbell County Animal Shelter reopened after being shut down, and some people are worried not enough animals are being adopted out.

So far, only about a dozen animals have been adopted, but that number does not tell the whole story. Adoptions are not the only way many of these animals are getting new homes.

Rescue groups have been stepping up to keep these kennels empty.

"In light of some efforts of some folks involved in rescue groups, I think we've done tremendous work in getting animals rescued," said shelter director Mike Aiken.    

Since the shelter opened in August, 47 animals have been transported to other states.

Michelle White is one volunteer who transports dogs from the shelter to rescue groups up north.

"The Campbell County shelter is working very well with [fellow volunteer] Patricia and myself," said White. "We are able to go there anytime and take pictures. We post those pictures on the web. We contact other rescue organizations to get these dogs temperament tested and then off to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Toledo."

White says they are planning on rescuing even more animals soon.

"This week I believe we have almost 30 going out this week alone," said White.

Shelter workers appreciate all the hard work of these volunteers, but still hope more people will visit the shelter.

"Come by and see us," said Aiken. "We want to adopt animals."

With the help of the rescue volunteers they have been able to keep the shelter between 70 percent and 85 percent full.     

Shelter workers have started to euthanize, but say only animals that are feral or vicious have had to be put down.      

The director would not release how many animals they have had to euthanize.

If you would like to help with rescue efforts in Campbell County, you can call Michelle White at (248) 396-2888.

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