GREENCASTLE, Ind. (WTHI) - A local animal shelter will close due to a shortfall in funding but the shelter has a bigger problem. They have to find homes for all the animals or else the pets will be euthanized.
Many furry faces at a local shelter in Greencastle are in trouble. In less than a month the pets will no longer have a home because the Humane Society of Putnam County is closing.
Amber Harney, a worker with the Humane Society of Putnam County says, "We have no more funds and we can't pay our bills. We have a lot of debit."
A challenge the shelter faces is they only have till September 30th to adopt out four dogs and twenty-six cats. That means they only have 17 days left before they close.
"It was very depressing because at first we thought we were definitely going to have to euthanize anyone that wasn't adopted," said Harney.
With no more funds and no where for the animals to go, the only option other than adoption was to put the pooches and kittens down. But people like Andrea Miller stepped up to the plate and traveled more than two hours to help save an animal.
"We have a humane society that's about three miles from our home and that's where we were going to go but the fact that all these animals were going to be put down just because the shelter was closing, it seemed like they were a little more in need," said Miller.
The word got out about the closing and soon many local communities and several others from all over came to help. More than twenty-five animals were rescued on Saturday.
"We did not expect that kind of reaction. No, we were definitely overwhelmed."
But the shelter still has several four-legged friends that need a home. The Shelter's goal is to find a home for everyone.
"That's what we wanted do, that's what we're here for. We are willing to do anything if someone's willing to adopt out an animal," said Harney.
To adopt an animal from the Humane Society of Putnam County head to their website to see what animals are available. The shelter says it updates their website throughout the day.
The shelter is asking people for any sort of donation in exchange for the animals. But there are adoption fees for pets that still need to be spayed or neutered.
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