The Perry Animal Shelter is at capacity, according to 13WMAZ.
It started with a Facebook post — the Friends of Perry Animal Shelter urging owners and rescuers to claim their pets or lose them entirely.
“Just really was trying to get other rescues to realize this to step up and help to pull when were unable to and/or make the owners more motivated,” Lynne Gibbs said.
Gibbs says their shelter and the city’s animal control have a partnership. Because the city’s animal control doesn’t allow for outside adoptions, an animals only way out is through rescuers and owners.
“I think that the City of Perry needs to step up and have their own avenue for animals to get out other than rescue pull and owner reclaim for the ‘just in case’ backup that we get in the situation that we’re in right now,” she said.
As of July 2022, Perry’s animal control has taken in 124 dogs and 178 cats this year.
Lee Gilmour, the city manager, says council will meet in an effort to address overcrowding. “What we’re doing is we’re going back to council and advising the partners are not able to take any animals at this time and get some determination from council about which way they want to go,” Gilmour said.
Brody is a young male Pointer mix dog who is available for adoption from Friends of Perry Animal Shelter in Perry, GA. The shelter says Brody would be good in a home with other dogs, cats, children.