‘Just One Day’ for pets

Local - 6/6/2014 4:57 PM by Stuart Hammer

BECKLEY – Animal shelters across the country are stepping up to get animals in good homes.

The "Just One Day" campaign is a pledge by shelters to avoid euthanization for space for one day.

It's an unfortunate reality that many shelters just don't have the room for cats and dogs.

The Raleigh County Humane Society will go for 24 hours, starting Saturday at 11 a.m. They hope to have 24 pets adopted, and raise $2,400 in donations.

This extra effort on top of the campaign is because Raleigh County is a no-kill shelter.

“We have not euthanized for space here at our shelter in 18 months,” says Melissa Lyons, “And that is a constant struggle because we do take in pretty much any animal from the county, whether it's a stray, whether it's animal control, and we really can't continue to do that and be a no-kill shelter without the help of our community.”

Organizers say it's vital for owners spay and neuter their pets so that more animals aren't put into shelters.


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