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Local animal shelters need adopters, help them as they reach capacity

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) – Columbus Animal Care and Control desperately needs your help.

Department officials told News Leader 9 that since the pandemic began, they haven’t had enough space to house all the animals that come through their door.

At the Columbus Animal Care and Control Center on Milgen Road, they are equipped to house 26 cats and 40 dogs.

The problem? The center is at capacity and can no longer accept furry friends.

Contrena Pearson, acting director of animal control, says the pandemic has landed a lot of animals in shelters.

Pearson says the reasons range from people simply not getting their pets back to families who can no longer afford their pets. Rescue groups are usually able to lend a hand with this problem — but now those same rescuers have the same problem, according to Pearson.

“Please…if you can come and adopt or you can contact one of our lifeguards to be a foster family to try to alleviate the space issues we have here,” Pearson said. “We need adopters, adopters, adopters. We have a lot of babies there and we have 40 that are full and we need space.

Pearson adds that while the shelter euthanizes animals if necessary, they try not to come to that and work with rescue groups to avoid that outcome.

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