Host families wanted with slight increase in pet abandonment
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – Until last month, the Eau Claire County Humane Association claims to have been able to track the number of animals entering versus the number of animals they adopt, but a recent l he influx of pets coupled with a staff shortage leads them to seek help from the community.
âAny type of pet that comes our way that needs help will be offered for adoption here,â says Karen Rabideaux, director of operations at ECCHA.
Rabideaux says they are fortunate not to be overwhelmed by the inflows and are able to lend a leash to shelters across the state and country.
âOver the course of two days with two rescues, we took 15 dogs,â Austin says, TX Rabideaux.
However, with stray animals arriving daily and constant surrender appointments in the books, she says their kennels are almost full.
âWhat we’re trying to do every day is save another life, and that’s why we’re also transferring animals, because our population in Eau Claire County is pretty constant, mostly because it’s s ‘this is a huge dog community,’ explains Rabideaux. “And there are so many dog ââlovers out there, that’s why we help other areas that don’t have the same compassion or motivation for animals or just don’t have the space, there are there are just too many. “
With over 100 animals in its care, from cats and dogs to guinea pigs, rats and rabbits, the animal shelter is in dire need of foster families, to make room while waiting to have animals in their home. “furry,” says Rabideaux.
“Sometimes we have animals that are just too young to be here, so they only need a few weeks to grow up and be in a safe and healthy environment before they can be adopted.”
ECCHA works mostly by appointment only due to a lack of staff, but you can call ahead or check with their Facebook page or website.
If you send an adoption request, ECCHA asks for 36 to 48 hours before you can get a response.
To get started with a welcome request, see here.
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