Fremont Shelter seeks group assist after dozens of animals are left unclaimed

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Furever Animal Shelter has obtained a continuing improve of stray animals previously month.

They picked up 16 final week and solely 4 of these animals have been claimed.

Martha Bang, the shelter’s president, tells us that is uncommon and a nasty signal.

“If an animal is not claimed throughout the first 24 hours usually, they do not get claimed,” Bang mentioned.

Martha mentioned they’re at the moment at capability and so they’re nonetheless receiving extra animals. It is making it tougher to get properties for the cats and canines that have been already within the shelter.

“Getting them out is our finish objective and into good properties. Getting their veterinary appointments lined up these have additionally turn out to be additional out, all of the veterinary appointments are busy.”

It is not precisely clear why the shelter is seeing extra animals coming in.

“There’s all types of causes, individuals transfer, their new place would not enable pets, individuals fall in laborious occasions, and may’t proceed to feed or present that care to that animal.”

Kelli Stuehmer is a part of Furever House, she mentioned each animal on the shelter has a special schedule and it is typically powerful maintaining.

“It’s bodily and emotionally taxing for our employees and volunteers.”

The shelter is now turning to the group for assist asking individuals to briefly foster the stray pets till they’ll discover them properties.

“Should you can open your property to foster an animal for any rescue group, it helps,” Bang mentioned.

Additionally they wish to let pet homeowners who really feel like they can not care for their pet that there are sources.

“We do attempt to assist with pantry meals if somebody wants it.”