For those with friends or family in Aurora, Indiana, please pass this on! Even donations help if you're not in the market for a pet. And of course, always look to local shelters before buying a dog from a store or breeder, etc etc.
Time is running out for cherry....whistle.....cricket.... and dozens of dogs in Dearborn County.
"We're so over crowed right now...we're at the point here, where somebody's going to have to be going," says Dearborn county animal shelter officer Lisa Harrison.
They need your help, and without it these big eyes and wagging tails will be gone forever...put to sleep. And shelter director Ann Averill says that's not what she wants.
"We really don't want to euthanize any of them if we can help it," Averill says.
But soon that won't be a choice and even this week some have already been put down. Recently the shelter saw a 30 percent increase in the dog population. Some picked up on the side of the road...others simply left outside.
"We find them tied to the trailer and just roaming around outside the shelter. Our numbers are defiantly up," Averill says
A new addition to the shelter is Venus. She is a yellow lab mix and was recently abandoned and needs a great home. "She is an excellent dog, she makes a great pet for any family, she seems to like kids...she's house broken," Harrison says
The process is fun and even easy on the wallet.
Adoption fees are just forty dollars. If the dog is not spayed or neutered, the shelter will pay for the procedure at one of the local veterinarians. Another perk, the shelter is running a special where they'll give you a brand new leader leash. You can even bring in your other pets for a meet and greet.
The shelter is also in need of all donations, including dog and cat food, litter, hay or straw for bedding and cash donations to help with medical expenses.
The Dearborn County Animal Shelter is located at 11681 County Farm Road, Aurora, Indiana 47001 or you can visit the website at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IN186.html