The Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County is at capacity.
Executive Director Katey Wilks Zemen tells News Now Warsaw’s IN the Know this means they can no longer safely take any more animals. The organization is partnering with rescues and shelters in the area to help, but they’re also reducing adoption fees.
“Those fees cover quite a bit– they cover all the vaccinations, it covers the housing while they’re in our shelter, it also covers the spay/neuter and rabies,” she explains. “But, we would much rather see these animals go out and find there forever homes than create any type of income off those animals so of course we’re going to reduce those costs.”
Those expenses already cost the shelter more than they apply to the adoption fee, according to Zemen.
She says it is common for the shelter to reach capacity this time of year.
“That means we have no more cages to put them in. If we were to start stock-piling more cages it could be a health issue,” she says.
The AWL is still working to move into a new location across U.S. 30, which Zemen says will increase the amount of space they have to take animals in.
Until then, they’re offering 50% off adoption fees for all adult and senior cats and dogs through July 7.
You can hear more about the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County on this weekend’s episode of IN the Know, or visit awlwarsaw.com.