Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society suspends adoptions

Animals still available for adoption at Humane Society of South Mississippi

For those in need of companionship the Humane Society of South Mississippi has good news

Anyone who finds a stray animal after hours (between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m.) can still drop off the animal in a shelter box and the shelter staff will intake that animal during the next business hours.

Gibbs says due to lack of capacity, animal shelters are limited in the pets they can receive.

"We are very happy that the Ontario government has named animal welfare organizations as an essential service", stated Kathrin Delutis, executive director, The Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth Humane Society.

They've also created a thorough, detailed guide for animal shelters across the country.

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As of the end of last week, there were 24 animals at the humane society's two shelters in Kitchener and Stratford and 13 were adopted.

"There are on occasion animals that are surrendered by an owner who can no longer take care of them".

Donations are always needed to help keep the shelter in business.

As of last week, 25 animals were placed with foster families.

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The Humane Society for Southwest Washington shut down its thrift store, which generates $1.5 million in total revenue annually, to abide by orders from the state.

"Effective immediately, the Sedalia Animal Shelter will be closed to the public, including volunteers and community service workers, so we may further the health and safety of our community".

Animal shelters across OR, including the Jackson County Animal Shelter, are looking for people who can temporarily foster pets until they're adopted. Muddy Paws Rescue and Best Friends Animal Society are reporting shelters they work with are either all out of or nearly out of cats and dogs after a surge in applications of as much as 10-fold in the past two weeks.

He said if there were fewer animals at the shelter, they wouldn't need as many staff members to take care of them. "We're doing OK for dog and cat food for our use".

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