Bleckley County Animal Shelter sees increase in owner-surrendered pets
Bleckley County's animal shelter is seeing an increase of owner-surrendered dogs due to the economy.
Animal Control Officer Darrell Miller says it's a problem not just limited to his facility, and says it's a problem all over. Miller says money for many owners is low right now and don't have the means to take care of their pets. The majority of the animals that come into the Bleckley County shelter are strays.
"Money is tight right now and people are just turning them in. I understand it's a problem everywhere and probably always will be. As long as there are dogs and cats, people are going to get them," said Miller.
The Bleckley County facility can only hold 20 animals. Miller says they try and save as many animals as possible, but euthanasia is still possible.
The shelter's adoption is fee is $25.