The problem is simple, Jessamine County S.A.V.E. Center Director Jenise Smith said. The center is overcrowded with dogs and needs to find rescuers or adoptive families for some or it will have to resort to euthanizing the animals to help alleviate the overcrowding.
Smith sent out a mass e-mail last week pleading for help. And unfortunately, the problem is not too uncommon for the shelter, especially during the winter months right after Christmas, Smith said. Dogs are popular Christmas gifts, but after the holidays are over and the weather gets colder, Smith said she gets fewer knocks on the shelter’s door.
The e-mail did the trick, though, and the shelter placed several dogs and puppies with families the following day. But Smith said she may easily have the same problem in just a few days. As soon as a few dogs get a home, someone will come in with a litter of puppies or another dog.