Local animal shelter transports cats due to crowding

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Local animal shelters really do not have house for all the cats that need a put to keep. The SPCA Albrecht Heart sending 25 cats to their partners at the Charleston Animal Shelter – the leaders in the “No Destroy South Carolina” movement. This cat disaster has been a development in shelters throughout South Carolina but has notably hit the SPCA Albrecht Middle with spacing difficulties.

At a single time, the SPCA has had up to 180 cats/kittens in their care this calendar year, with a usual max ability of 125. This means cats have been housed in hallways and administrative places of work. While the transportation was useful, there are still 150 cats/kittens in the care of the SPCA Albrecht Centre, which is continue to earlier mentioned capacity.

“These cats are overburdening these shelters here in South Carolina, and specifically below at the Albrecht Middle. We are further than capacity. Much, much beyond capacity,” claimed Barbara Nelson, President/CEO of the Albrecht Heart.

The Albrecht Centre is a no destroy shelter, meaning they do not euthanize for area. Nonetheless, this overcrowding will cause many issues: overburdened personnel, means like food items and housing getting stretched far far too slender, a reduction in the means to acquire in animals in need, and the increased hazard of communal diseases like higher respiratory bacterial infections thanks to shut quarters.

The shelter is encouraging you to get your cats spayed and neutered to reduce overpopulation. The Albrecht Centre offers complete-provider, very affordable veterinary care to own animals, which include spay/neuter surgical procedures and a spay/neuter voucher application. These surgeries can be scheduled by calling (803) 648-6864. Much more information and facts about their veterinary care solutions can be discovered on the web at www.SPCAVetCare.org.

Adoption is also the variety one particular way to save shelter animals’ life! For the 7 days of November 8 – November 13, the SPCA Albrecht Center hosts a “Week of Offers.” They are internet hosting adoption specials this 7 days only including: fee-waived grownup cats (above 1 calendar year previous), $25 kittens (less than 1 year old) and $50 canine adoptions with extended-phrase pet dogs getting rate-waived. To check out the obtainable animals check out: https://www.letlovelive.org/undertake/obtainable-animals/.

Unable to adopt? The SPCA asks supporters to look at donating lifesaving provides to the shelter animals to enable maintain them healthy and pleased. Stop by https://www.letlovelive.org/how-to-assist/donate/ for a offer Want Listing, or donate via the SPCA’s Amazon Wish List: https://a.co/enQv8gM.

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