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Moultrie animal shelter tackles homeless population amid inflation

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WALB) – With 150 total animals at the shelter, six furry friends are waiting to start a new life and a new home.

The Colquitt County Humane Society fights the homeless animal population by encouraging community members to adopt.

If someone has seen stray animals in their area, it is important that the animals feel at home. Owners need support to be able to care for their pets.

Spaying and neutering pets is often an overlooked step in avoiding homeless pets in the community.

“The first thing is always to spade and neuter your pets to prevent unwanted litters from getting there and we find that we welcome a lot of puppies and kittens, especially at this time of year,” said Drew Durham, executive director of Colquitt County Humane. Company. “So that’s really the main thing there is to neuter and neutering is a key part of reducing unwanted litters and unwanted population and reducing stray population.”

Drew Durham is the executive director of the Colquitt County Humane Society(Source: WALB)

With inflation on the rise, many pet owners are unable to keep their pets with other factors in place.

“It really varies. We had a great year for adoptions and rescues in 2020. Last year was a bit down and so was this year,” Durham said. “So we don’t know if it’s just the economy, in general, that people can’t afford to keep their animals. That’s a lot. That’s a big reason we hear, but they want to bring them to us because they can’t afford anymore. allow them.

Moultrie resident Angel Strickland said the aid could make a difference to animals in need.

Angel Strickland is a Moultrie resident who shares her experience helping animals...
Angel Strickland is a Moultrie resident who shares her experience helping animals in need.(Source: WALB)

“I think everyone should take the time and volunteer at the animal shelter once, just to get some experience. To see the animals that need help and figure it all out,” Strickland said.

Anyone who cannot adopt today can still donate to the local humane society along with the necessary supplies.

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