Putnam County Humane Society is closing
Unable to raise enough money to stay in operation, the Putnam County Humane Society in Greencastle, Indiana, is shutting down for good.
More than two dozen animals — five dogs and 26 cats — remain at the shelter, which says it hasn’t received enough in donations to pay its bills.
“It is with extreme sadness that we announce that the shelter will be closing on September 30,” an announcement on its website reads. “We have been instructed that all animals are to be placed by the 30th or be euthanized.
The shelter will be adopting out spayed or neutered animals with a”choose your own adoption fee” special. Those not spayed or neutered will be adopted out with an adoption fee to cover the costs.
Officials at the county humane society say it costs about $7,000 to $10,000 a month to operate the shelter, but that donations have decreased by $4,000 to $5,000 a month.
The Humane Society of the United States say financial donations to shelters are down nationwide due to the bad economy, while the number of animals being abanoned and surrendered has increased.
Posted by jwoestendiek September 14th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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