Holiday season brings reason to adopt pets

As the holiday spirit kicks in the Almost Home Humane Society says they'd love to see their pets with a forever family.

Posted: Dec 8, 2019 1:48 PM
Updated: Dec 9, 2019 12:26 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)— Roger Ganley is the Executive Director for the Almost Home Humane Society. He said the shelter brings in a large number of animals each month.

"Every month is different," said Ganely. "Every year is different. But it's no less than usually sixty and one hundred animals.

Ganley goes on to say that it's unhealthy for animals to stay at a shelter too long.

"It's uncomfortable for the animal," said Ganely. "They may become cage aggressive. It's just not healthy. We do our best to get the animals adopted out as quickly as we can."

Shelter Manager, Lisa Hughes, said it can create obstacles having pets that remain in the shelter for a long period of time. 

"Having the space," said Hughes. "Not to be over crowded. So we like to give them plenty of room for each of them to have plenty of room to roam around."

Although having enough room isn't always the case. Ganley said the shelter brings in over 2,000 pets a year.

"Dogs and cats are not meant to be in cages," said Ganely. "They're suppose to roam, be in a house, be open, playful, so it just isn't healthy for them."

Hughes said it's difficult to see these animals without a home.

"It's heartbreaking," said Hughes. "But then we also get attached to them. So when they get adopted out, we had one that's been here for six months. A neglect case that was adopted Saturday. The Almost Home staff was in tears when she left."

Ganley said while these furry friends wait to find their next family they'll have one at the Almost Home Humane Society.

"We take care of our animals. We do the best job we possibly can. We, animal care is our number one priority."

For more information on the Almost Home Humane Society click here. 

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