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Sep 18, 2012 1:48 PM

Garrard County Animal Shelter In Desperate Need Of Public's Help

It wasn't long ago LEX 18 was telling you about financial and overcrowding problems at the Garrard County Humane Society. Now, there is another animal shelter near Lancaster that's having some problems.

Just about every cage is full at the Garrard County Animal Shelter, with dogs, even some cats, and there is a big overcrowding problem at the shelter. Cage after cage has several dogs inside. It also certainly didn't help that someone recently broke into the front office and stole $100.

The director of the shelter says she desperately hopes the community comes forward so she doesn't have to euthanize any more than the three dogs she has already had to put down.

"I'm hoping we can move about 20 dogs so I don't have to euthanize," said Garrard County Animal Shelter Director Earlene Harris. "When I took the job I swore I wouldn't euthanize. About three months afterwards, I got my license because living in a kennel all your life is no way to live your life. We do it because sometimes it is the more humane thing, I don't like it. I cry. I have nightmares about it."

There are a lot of ways you can help. You can adopt, you can donate. For more information on adopting or foster care, contact the shelter at (859) 792-1562. To make donations, use the Pay Pal account Garrardjudge@windstream.net.

The shelter will also take food or and cat litter at shelter.

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