Shelter: “We Don’t Want To Kill Our Animals”

Posted at 3:35 PM, Oct 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-17 16:40:38-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich- The Calhoun County Animal Center is issuing a plea for help, so they can save as many pets as possible.

The center posted on their facebook page that they are completely out of space at their facility, and will be forced to start euthanizing animals if they are not adopted or put into foster homes immediately. The shelter says this is something out of the ordinary, but because they’re contracted with animal control, they must always have space for new arrivals, strays and owner releases.

The shelter has several different kinds of breeds of dogs and cats available, and all the animals have been heartworm tested, microchipped and are up-to-date on their vaccines. Officials also say they will provide all the necessary medical treatments for any foster animals.

The shelter says it’s crushed over this, posting “Just imagine taking care of an animal every day and telling them that they will find a home of their own and they will make it out safely and then have to walk up to their cage and pull them out and make a decision on their life! No one should have to experience that, as well as no animal should have to lose their life because of overcrowding due to irresponsible owners.”

If you’d like to help, the shelter can be reached at 269-963-6582.

The Calhoun County Animal Shelter is located at 165 South Union Street in Battle Creek.