According to a post that appeared on the Fayetteville Animal Services Facebook page Tuesday, the shelter is currently in desperate need of foster homes and adopters due to a sudden influx of dogs arriving this week.
“Its a 911 code red emergency situation at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter,” reads the note, posted by shelter volunteer Lesa Bement.
The shelter received a call Monday morning from a local resident being displaced from her house and needing immediate placement of twenty-five small breed dogs. The dogs are mainly dachshund, Chihuahua, and terrier mixes.
“We are not equipped to deal with an influx this large,” stated Programs Manager, Tony Rankin.
With the shelter already overcrowded, and the 25 additional dogs coming in, shelter officials are seeking families and individuals who can care for the animals from now until June 29.
Adoption, of course, is also an option. Adoption fees are $60 for animals under five years old, $30 for dogs five to nine years old, and free for dogs dogs 10 years old or older. The fees include the cost to spay and neuter and microchip the dogs, as well as rabies and booster shots.
Contact the shelter at 479-444-3456 if you can help out.