When you visit an animal shelter you expect to find dogs, cats and maybe a few small animals waiting for their forever homes. However, in Greenup County Ky. there is something strange going on, in fact there are reports coming to me from an informant telling me that the Greenup County Animal Shelter (also known as the Greenup County Dog Pound) is a kill shelter that gases animals twice a week. Although I have not been able to confirm that they are killing the animals twice a week, I have been able to confirm that they are a kill shelter and that they make little to no efforts to re-home the animals in their care.
At the shelter animals from five counties are taken in and due to what the shelter calls “overcrowding” they are quickly put down. The majority of the animals that are in the shelter are healthy and adoptable animals and there doesn’t seem to be a real reason to put them down so quickly with no real effort to re-home. Its not uncommon to find county run shelters that are kill shelters with high kill rates but the majority of them do make some efforts to re-home the animals and although that still doesn’t make killing them okay, it does lessen the blow and many animals do find new homes.
In my research into this shelter I found a petition to try to get them to stop their killings as well as a Facebook page dedicated to helping the animals find new homes. The Facebook page indicates that the shelter has very low adoption costs of $5-$10. It would seem that they are able to offer the low fees due to their lack of care for the animals. Shelters like this need to be stopped. If your in the area and would like to drop in and bring home a new friend please call them at (606) 473-5711 or drop by their location 140 Dog Gone Lane, Greenup KY.
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