Washington County SPCA beyond capacity

Posted at 8:45 PM, Sep 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 21:45:14-04

The Washington County SPCA is operating well beyond its capacity. 

Staff at the animal shelter said the ideal capacity for their facility is 250 total cats and dogs. On Tuesday they were taking care of 356 total cats and dogs. 

The large population is due to a spike in the number of people bringing cats and dogs to the SPCA.

The reason for what staff are calling a sudden increase in drop-offs is unknown, but now more animals are coming in than going out. 

"We have one adoption and then we have someone bring in six more," Washington County board president Sherry Stinson said. 

Due to the overflow of animals, Stinson said adoption rates are currently reduced. Dog adoptions are $50 and cat adoptions are $10. Fees for dogs are usually $75, while the normal rate for adopting cats is $10.

If someone adopts a cat, they are can also take home a second cat for free. 

For more information you can call the Washington County SPCA at 918-336-1577 or visit their Facebook page.


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