Wednesday, September 4, 2013
In August, Saint Frances Animal Center saw 135 adoptions mainly due to a week of charging no fees.
Now, according to SFAC Director Wendy Goude, the center is in need of homes for almost 300 cats and dogs. “For every animal that goes home through the front door, it seems several come in through the backdoor,” Goude said. “The number of stray, abandoned or surrendered animals that we are receiving this summer is simply unreal. We are doing everything in our power to feed, medicate and house these poor babies.’”
In the last three weeks, 132 cats and dogs were brought to Saint Frances by Georgetown City and County Animal Control.
“Our facility can hold 250 animals comfortably. We are approaching 300 animals in house again,” Goude said. “I have been with this organization since 2011 and I have never seen as many animals come in as they have this summer. Never before has our situation been so urgent.”
“If anyone out there has space in their home and heart to adopt or foster a cat or dog, please, please help us. We are desperately trying to save every life that comes into the Center.”
Right now, SFAC has Jack Russell puppies, Chihuahuas and Poodle small dogs.
“We also have Labrador Retrievers, American Bull Dogs, Staffordshire Terriers, Walker Hounds and many others. We have many beautiful long and short hair kittens and cats. These animals do not belong in a shelter. They are beautiful, healthy, well mannered companion animals. Why they are here is just bewildering to me.” Goude said.
SFAC will be offering 50 percent to 75 percent off of adoption prices through Thursday, September 12th. Upon adoption, every cat and dog is micro-chipped, spayed or neutered and vaccinated with 30 day free Pet Insurance at no additional cost.
If you are interested in adopting or fostering a cat or dog, please call 546.0780, visit their website www.sfanimals.org or come to the Center, located at 125 Ridge Street in Georgetown (same street as the Georgetown DMV).
“If you are unable to adopt, please consider a donation or sponsoring an adoption fee. Donations can be made on their website as well as their Facebook Page,” said Goude.