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Pike Animal Shelter to host adoption event at PetSense

The Pike Animal Shelter is bringing its dogs to PetSense on August 17 with the hopes that local residents will give each and every one of them a good new home.

Jickinya Majors, shelter manager, said the dogs need homes and the shelter needs space for even more dogs as the county fights an ongoing battle with stray and abandoned pets.

“We have some really great animals here that really do need a good home,” Majors said. “Right now, we’re at a standpoint where we can’t take intakes except from the city and county. We’re trying to get these dogs in good homes in part to make room for more strays coming in.”

The adoption event will take place at PetSense from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 17. The dogs will be rotated out with some dogs out for adoption from 10 a.m. to noon and others available for adoption from noon to 2 p.m.

Majors said volunteers are also needed for this event. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Anyone interested in volunteering can stop by the shelter to sign up and familiarize themselves with the animals. The deadline to sign up for volunteering is Monday, August 12.

Majors said residents should always remember to have pets spayed and neutered, which is important to keeping the stray population under control.