Overcrowding in shelters is a real thing. When the community fails to spay and neuter their pets, litters and litters of unwanted puppies end up in animal shelters. The shelters and humane societies here in Troup County and the surrounding areas work to combat this by making sure that the dogs and cats they adopt out are fixed. They also remedy the overcrowding situation by running adoption specials. The City of LaGrange Animal Shelter held a Small Breed Adoption Event starting this past Thursday, April 12th.
Several shelter pups were adopted this past weekend including one lucky terrier that went home with a very excited little girl. There is a stigma that still persists today that shelter dogs don’t make good pets or that there is something wrong with them because they ended up in a shelter. Most of the time, it is human negligence that causes animals to end up in the shelter. Animals adopted through a shelter or humane society can make some of the most loving additions to any family.
The City of LaGrange Animal Shelter has run several events to help with overcrowding this year, including their Pitbull Adoption Event. Stay tuned to their Facebook page to see when their next event will be, or stop by the shelter to see the dogs currently available for adoption.
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