Mercer Animal Shelter Aided by Community

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY)- After the announcement of what Mercer County Animal Shelter had to do to prevent overcrowding, many local people stepped up to aid them.

On July 14th, Mercer┬áCounty Animal Shelter announced that, for the first time in seven years, they had to begin euthanizing their animals due to overcrowding in their facility. After the announcement from MCAS on Friday, Grant’s Supermarket began to sponsor adoptions and hand out food vouchers to aid the shelter.

With that aid and the hearts of animal lovers, 61 animals have been adopted over the weekend plus 14 more animals on Tuesday July 18th alone.

“No we was not, we did not have to. At the end of Saturday, we actually had about 25 open runs. So that in itself, you know, we just need four or five to prevent it. But luckily, we have a lot more,” said the shelter’s director Stacey Harman about how they had not needed to begin euthanizing those left at the shelter.

Grant’s supermarket will continue to sponsor adoptions till this Saturday July 22nd. While many of the furry friends here have been adopted, there is still many looking for their fur-ever home.

For more information about adopting and what animals are still available, go to their Facebook page MCAS.

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