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Local Humane Society having to turn away puppies and kittens
BEAUMONT-By Jennifer Gordy
Dog trainer, Breeana Porter, says,"This is Grampy. He was abandoned by his family and they were evicted and moved off and left him and the management contacted us and brought the dog up here."
This 8 or 9 year old dog will be hard to adopt. That's why some generous person has offered to pay for a portion of the adoption. It's just one way the Humane Society of Southeast Texas is working to place stray dogs and cats in worthy homes. Older dogs tend to have more problems and the suffering economy doesn't help either. Porter says, "It gets harder especially when your pets get older they tend to have medical issues or just your feeding and your yearly vet visits. You know, it does add up, especially when people are losing their jobs, having babies, moving."
And filling the Humane Society's kennels to capacity. This week alone the non-profit had to turn away 20 kittens. Porter says, "All those cats and dogs that people got for Christmas and they didn't get spayed or neutered are now getting pregnant having babies and they are trying to quickly get rid of them. So, we do have a high number of kittens or puppies coming into the shelter or at least being brought to the shelter, but unfortunately when we have no more available kennels. We have nowhere to put them."
About 100 animals a month are adopted from the Humane Society. While the Humane Society is doing its part offering half off all black and black and white cats this month, they are asking the community to do its part., as well.
Porter adds,"If you don't want kittens, if you don't want puppies, get your pets spayed and neutered."A small price to pay compared to feeding a litter of kittens or puppies.