JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin Humane Society is increasingly overcrowded with animals.
This is the breeding season for animals, so the Humane Society naturally sees an increase in the number of animals this time of year.
“We don’t have room for everything,” said Dana Taylor, foster and rescue family coordinator. “It is absolutely essential that we have foster homes that we can welcome them into so that they are socialized and ready for adoption.
The Humane Society currently has 435 animals in shelters.
Usually they have between 350 and 400.
For this reason, they had to stop taking animals.
“Currently, we only accept large dogs from animal control officers,” said Tianna Fisher, head of accommodation services. “We are not accepting any owner to deliver large dogs at this time as we have so many large dogs at the moment.”
Due to the high number of animals, it also made life stressful for the workers.
“It’s very hectic,” Taylor said. “It’s go, go, go from the moment we walk through the doors to the moment we leave and it’s pretty stressful. There are so many animals to take care of. “
Even if you can’t foster or adopt an animal, Animal Nurse Sheila Saunders says there are other things you can do to help.
“Donate food, litter, toys,” Saunders said. “Come in and see if they can do anything to help you.”
To help with the overcrowded establishment, the Humane Society has reduced the adoption fee for all large dogs to just $ 10.
If you would like to donate to The Humane Society, you can do so by depositing items in their donation bin outside.