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Please help the Dearborn County shelter dogs!!
vanity_fare wrote in ballstate

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 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

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This is a great idea. College students that can hardly afford to feed themselves and typically live in apartments with multiple roommates should adopt as many dogs as they can.

Are you sure you go to college? Because last time I checked there were thousands of students who own animals. And please, the percentage of actual starving students is hardly concerning, since 70% of the student body is either on scholarships or loans. Or have their parents paying for everything.

I'm really sorry that something awful must have happened in your day to compel you to be such a dick on the INTERWEBS (the most important place of all!!), but I hope you successfully got it out of your system and can now continue being a productive member of society.

Sorry my post, which clearly is meant for people either looking for animals or with friends/family in the area, upset you so much. I guess you're right, it's not half as interesting as the 20 previous posts by one person about women's studies.

I'm impressed by the your knowledge of statistics concerning not only the amount of students at Ball State that own animals but also the percentage of the student body that does not pay for school.

You are right, student's that can't afford to pay for college on their own and must use loans should adopt a dog. As somebody that is involved with an animal shelter I'm sure you are aware that when bills pile up the first thing to go is usually the animal, and a lot of these animals end up abandoned. It just seems more cruel to me to put an animal through that than the alternative.

But sure, if you think the Ball State community is the best place to pawn off animals 2.5 hours away feel free to post here. Just be aware that some people disagree that this is the best thing for the animal.

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