Animal shelter at max capacity in Ardmore

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

ARDMORE, Okla. -- The Ardmore Animal Shelter is reporting their biggest jump ever in abandoned pets. The animal shelter had over 900 strays and abandoned pets for the month of June, their largest amount in the 7-year history of the shelter.

The shelter usually has around 200 pets available for adoption and that is at maximum capacity. During June, they had to euthanize over 600 animals that couldn’t be adopted.

Shelter officials say it’s frustrating to see this many animals neglected.

"We receive about 7,500 pets a year and there are not always 7,500 owners that can take a pet in," said shelter director Kim Lee.

If you would like to adopt one of the animals, contact the Ardmore Animal Shelter. Right now adoption rates are half-price.


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  • by debbie Location: madill on Aug 30, 2007 at 07:49 AM
    I have a dog that came from the Armore Shelter 10 years ago and he is one of the sweetest dogs you will see. He was 1 day away from being put down when I adopted him. PLEASE ADOPT FROM THE SHELTER not buy Because you paid for a pet does not made it a better pet. All animals can love unconditional. All my animals are strays and I love them all.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 30, 2007 at 05:46 AM
    PEOPLE! Take care of your animals or don't get one in the first place. Get them fixed so they can't have more! Adopt one instead of buying one. Please give these poor guys a chance!
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