Update 5/22/14: Lamb was rescued!
The Richland County Dog Shelter has been doing a great job -- it has been almost three years since the shelter has had to put down a dog due to lack of space. And they are continuing to try to save the dogs that come through their doors.
But right now, the Richland County Dog Shelter is in a critical state. There are no empty cages in their larger breed kennels. The shelter currently has 70 dogs, but only 45 large breed kennels and 14 medium kennels. Thirty of the dogs are pit bull mixes, which sadly get such a bad rap. And more dogs keep coming in.
As the shelter says: “If you are thinking of adopting a dog please consider a larger breed or pittie, we have many wonderful dogs who deserve a loving home. The saying ‘you can't teach an old dog new tricks’ is an old wives tail. These dogs would be forever devoted if someone would just give them a chance at a forever home. Our shelter is highly rescue friendly and willing to work with approved rescues on fees. Many of our dogs are already spayed/neutered. We have a very caring staff who is willing to answer any and all questions as well as do any dog/cat testing needed. Please help us! Don't let any of these wonderful dogs needlessly lose their lives!”
Scroll down to see photos of just some of the nice adoptable dogs. The large-sized dogs are especially urgent, although dogs of all sizes are available, including hounds, beagles, a rat terrier, Jack Russell terrier, Pekingese and a lot more!
See more dogs on the RCDW Facebook page.