Indianapolis animal shelter puts up new sign addressing overcrowding


ANIMAL CARE SERVICES IS CATCHING THE ATTENTION OF MANY PET OWNERS TONIGHT. THE SHELTER IS ADDRESSING OVER CROWDING WITH 14-HUNDRED DOGS AND CATS. (BROOKE) 24 HOUR NEWS 8’S VI NGUYEN JOINS US NOW WITH MORE ON WHAT SHE’S LEARNING ABOUT THE SIGN… VI? (VI) DAVE AND BROOKE, THE SHELTER PUT UP THE SIGN NOT TOO LONG AGO AND SAYS THEY WANT TO BE AS TRANSPARENT AS POSSIBLE. THEY ARE ASKING PEOPLE WHO ARE LOOKING TO SURRENDER THEIR ANIMALS TO WAIT A COUPLE OF WEEKS. BECAUSE THE SHELTER IS AT FULL CAPACITY, ANIMALS GIVEN UP NOW … ARE AT A HIGH RISK TO BE PUT DOWN. ((VI NGUYEN REPORTING)) HUNDREDS OF DOGS AND CATS ARE STILL WAITING TO BE ADOPTED TONIGHT FROM INDIANAPOLIS ANIMAL CARE SERVICES. ((DIMITRI KYSER SAYS… WE TEND TO EITHER REACH CAPACITY OR GET CLOSE TO CAPACITY IN THE SUMMER MONTHS)) DIMITRI KYSER IS THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SHELTER AND SAYS THE SHELTER IS AT FULL CAPACITY FOR THE FIFTH TIME THIS YEAR. ((DIMITRI KYSER SAYS… THIS ISN’T THE FIRST TIME AND IT WON’T BE THE LAST TIME UNFORTUNATELY)) HE SAYS THE SHELTER HAS BEEN ABLE TO CONTROL THE OVER CROWDING WITH HELP FROM RESCUE PARTNERS, FOSTER HOMES, AND ADOPTION DRIVES. ((DIMITRI KYSER SAYS… WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT RESIDENTS OF INDIANAPOLIS KNOW THAT WE’RE HERE DOING ALL THAT WE CAN BUT WE DEFINITELY NEED YOUR HELP)) THE SHELTER PUT THIS URGENT MESSAGE ON THE FRONT DOOR OF ANIMAL INTAKE A FEW WEEKS AGO… ASKING PEOPLE TO RECONSIDER AND TO HOLD ONTO THE ANIMALS UNTIL OCTOBER 2ND… SO THAT THE DOG OR CAT WILL HAVE A BETTER CHANCE AT BEING ADOPTED THAN PUT DOWN. ((DIMITRI KYSER SAYS… WE WANT TO FIND OUR FURRY FRIENDS A FOREVER HOME MAKE SURE THEY CAN BE TAKEN HOME WITH A LOVING FAMILY OR INDIVIDUAL)) JUSTICE SANDLIN-MITCHELL SAYS SHE’S BEEN GOING THROUGH A LOT AND WAS LOOKING FOR A NEW FRIEND. ((JUSTICE SANDLIN-MITCHELL SAYS… HE’S SHY HE’S SCARED AND I’VE BEEN SCARED BEFORE I KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO BE ALONE AND BE LIKE JUST LEFT SO I JUST WANTED HIM)) SHE ADOPTED SATURN AND KNOWS HE HAS ALREADY SAVED HER.. JUST LIKE SHE HAS SAVED HIM. ((JUSTICE SANDLIN-MITCHELL SAYS… IT’S KIND OF SAD IN THERE YOU KNOW THE DOGS IN THERE ARE ALL BUNCHED UP AND DEFINITELY IF YOU FEEL ALONE A DOG OR A CAT IS A BEST THING TO DO)) (VI) THE SHELTER FIRST PUT UP THE SIGN BACK IN JULY AND HAD TO CONVERT SPACE IN THE PAST TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE ANIMALS. IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO ADOPT TONIGHT, JUST GO TO OUR WEBSITE WISH- TV-DOT-COM FOR MORE INFORMATION. VI NGUYEN, 24 HOUR NEWS 8. (DAVE)

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