Helping to Rescue Neglected Animals

By: Dave Benton Email
By: Dave Benton Email

It's a sad situation that's getting worse as more people are arrested for animal neglect and those cats and dogs have to go to a shelter that already has too many pets, but there is a glimmer of hope for these animals.

There are 300 pups staying at the Mason County Animal Shelter and numbers keep growing and growing. Monday morning these pups and their mother were brought in. Part of 19 dogs seized from Kimberly and Kevin Graley's home in Gallipolis Ferry, both are charged with animal cruelty.

The over population is becoming so bad, there is only room for about 86 dogs and cats, but there are well over 300 and there's no much room left, that's why they're tied up in a field beside the shelter.

The news of the shelter problem and possibility of having to put 250 of them to sleep caught the attention of an anonymous philanthropist in New York who wants to help out.

Local animal lovers are also coming to the rescue by volunteering. The Jackson County Humane Society offered financial help and even volunteers to help the Mason County Shelter.

That's the key right now until the philanthropist in New York can find homes for these animals, the shelter needs volunteers to help change cages and feed those little guys.


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