The Pender County Humane Society is in limbo. It has to be out of its old shelter where it has resided for 12 years by midnight, but the new shelter isn't ready yet. The Pender County Humane Society is in the process of building a new facility, but it won’t be finished until April. Debra Rye explained, "We got an eviction noticed served in July and it's been a battle we have finally evacuated." Since they learned of the eviction, employees reduced the number of animals they're able to save from 25 to 10. Volunteers will care for the animals until they are adopted or the new facility is built. Rye said, "We have a temporary shelter at a wonderful person's private property that is holding that animals that are still up for adoption." The humane society is still operating as usual, just check out their website to see if they have a pet that you may want. You'll be able to see the animals when the new facility is finished. Gloria Johnson, the Pender County Humane Society president said, "Due to the fact we cant take in a larger number from animal control than I'm sure that animals are paying for this with their lives.” The animal shelter does not turn away any animals. On average, about 15 animals are turned in each week. Compare that with about 1 adoption a week; that means the shelter stays extremely crowded and dozens of animals have to be put down to accommodate the growing homeless pet population. If you are interested in adopting a pet, check out our website wwaytv3.com, or call the Humane Society at (910) 259-7022. You can also visit their web site at penderhumane.org. Plenty of animals that need good homes.
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