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05/31/05

Animals Left Behind Need Good Homes

Since much of the Third Infantry is deployed to Iraq, many little critters have been left behind in the Coastal Empire, either abandoned on the street or dropped of at shelters.

Both Liberty County Animal Control and Liberty County Humane Society are just inundated with so many animals looking for homes. Even though the Third Infantry left more than six months ago, the problem hasn't gotten any easier.

Linda Cordry with Animal Control says she has 75 dogs who need homes. The Humane Society has approximately 40 to 50, according to Beatte Hall.

As hard as they try, the groups just can't find families for these adorable faces.

"Very wonderful animals, very sweet," said Hall. "They don't have any problems at all. The only problem they have is that they don't have a home."

What makes matters worse is that many of these animals did have homes once. But since much of the Third Infantry left, every cage has been full with up to a dozen animals. And unfortunately for many of them, these cages have become their new homes.

"We haven't had a single cat leave all month, not a single adoption," said Hall.

Things haven't been much better at Liberty County Animal Control, where they still have some puppies.

Cordry does everything she can to adopt out these animals, because it's literally a matter of life and death. you Animals are scheduled to be euthanized twice a week, but with so many of them they are hoping to give these animals a little more time.

"They usually have three days, but now we hold on to them as long as possible," Cordry said.

But she says much of this could have been avoided if owners just took care of these animals in the first place by just getting them spayed or neutered.

Now both groups are looking for anyone willing to adopt or even donate. Any little bit will help. If you're interested, call Liberty County Animal Control at 912.876.9191 or Liberty County Humane Society at 912.876.3647.

Reported by: Hena Daniels, hdaniels@wtoc.com

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