Press release from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue:
Marion, NC – The month of August is a tough time for animal shelters and rescue groups, and this year is proving to be even more challenging than previous years. Homeless cats and kittens, dogs and puppies have been steadily flowing into local shelters for months now. Shelters and rescues all over the WNC area are filled beyond maximum capacity; most with long waiting lists of animals in need of help.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s McDowell County Chapter, along with the McDowell County Animal Shelter, have both been struggling to meet the needs of the community’s animals as adoptions slow to a crawl. Without animals being adopted out, new animals cannot come in.
Brother Wolf McDowell County is asking the local community to consider opening their home to a cat or dog in need of a forever family. BWAR Chapter Manager Jamie Stillwachs said, “This time of year is really rough because family’s are taking their last minute vacations, getting their kids ready for school, and enjoying their last few weeks of summertime. Adoptions have been really slow, and we have dozens of really great animals that no one is coming for. Until we can get these animals into forever homes, we can’t continue to take in more”.
The McDowell County Animal Shelter is facing the same dilemma. As a small facility with only 10 cat cages and 10 dog runs, space fills up very quickly. The longer animals stay, the higher their chances are for getting sick or getting kennel stressed. Adoptions have been slow, especially for cats and kittens that flood in the building at an alarming rate.
If you have been considering adding a new cat or dog to your family, there is no better time than now to help support the McDowell County community.
Animals for adoption with Brother Wolf McDowell Chapter can be viewed at www.bwar.org/adopt and search the term “MC” for McDowell County.
Adoption fees are $40 adult cats, $65 kittens, $135 adult dogs, $200 puppies, and all animals are spayed/neutered, current on vaccines, dewormer, flea/ heartworm prevention, tested for diseases, microchipped, and more. Mention this article for $10 Off your adoption fee!
Animals for adoption with McDowell County Animal Shelter can best be viewed by paying a visit to the shelter at 3751 NC 226 S, Marion, NC 28752 between 9:30am- 3:30pm Monday- Friday, or 8:00am- 1:00pm Saturday.
They also have a Facebook page “McDowell County Animal Shelter NC”, or www.facebook.com/mcdowellcountyanimals , and can be reached at (828) 652-6643.
Adoption fees are $65 for all animals, and includes a vet exam, rabies vaccination and spay/neuter voucher.