Cumberland Co. dogs need ‘forever homes’ by mid-May due to state mandate

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WNCN) – There is an urgent need to place large dogs in forever homes in Cumberland County. Dozens of dogs are at risk of being euthanized at Cumberland County Animal Services.

The State obliges the CCAS to redo the flooring in the large kennels. But the large kennels at the shelter are almost full and there is no space for the dogs to move in temporarily. The floors have been damaged by animal wear and tear over the years.

An effort is now underway to have these pets adopted by Cumberland County Animal Services.

Starting Monday, the CCAS is waiving all adoption fees for all pets, including dogs, cats and rabbits.

This Cumberland County dog ​​needs a forever home (Justin Moore, Ray Duffy).

“It’s just a way, a positive way to create space, to do kennel work, and to avoid having to euthanize animals just because of a space issue,” Elaine said. Smith, director of animal services for Cumberland County. .

Smith said it’s generally been difficult to find homes for large dogs in particular.

“A lot of people can’t have a big dog where they rent, or if they’re in an apartment, or depending on the breed they might not be allowed certain dogs,” she said.

Smith said at least 30 large dogs need forever homes by Saturday, May 21.

“As long as we can empty one wing, we can put all the dogs in one wing and do the other,” she said.

Smith said the $100 that is normally the adoption fee for dogs and the $70 fee for cats can be spent on items like toys, beds and pet treats.

The shelter is open for adoptions Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The adoption fee waiver event will begin on May 16 and end on May 21.

For more information about Cumberland County Animal Services, call 910-321-6852.

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