In an effort to help the cats and dogs find homes, cats and kittens will be offered free of charge, and dogs will be $25. Cats need to be out of the shelter either September 3 or September 4, or face euthanasia according to shelter protocol.
The shelter, which has been closed since August 24, will only be accepting cats when it reopens tomorrow, and those dropping them off will be warned they are at a higher risk of euthanasia due to space issues. In an interview with WYFF4, Shelter Manager Shelly Simmons stated
"We will have an area set up in the adoption center where people can see pictures and bios for all of the dogs in quarantine, since those dogs cannot be viewed until Sept.7. We will allow people to pre-adopt dogs from the quarantine rooms, similar to confirming a dog through a rescue correspondence."
Dogs who remained at the shelter were given preventative therapy for the 175+ dogs in their care."
No dogs will be allowed to leave until September 7, and the public won't be allowed back in the kennel area to visit with the dogs available for adoption.
To view the available cats and dogs online, please click on the links below
The dog and cat community in upstate South Carolina has played a major role in preventing these animals from being euthanized. Once again, we have another goal to meet-save every cat and dog to prevent it from being euthanized by the end of the week.