The Columbus County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services has gone through great lengths to improve conditions at the shelter over the last year and a half.
New lighting, sanitation stations, flooring and kennels have been installed throughout the facility. Local businesses and residents have even donated money, supplies, food and equipment to the cause.
One problem still remains – dozens of unwanted animals are in need of new homes.
The hard-working men and women at APS can only do so much, so now the staff is asking for help from the community.
The shelter is currently at maximum capacity, and those furbabies are in need of homes. “We have about 63 dogs and 20 cats here,” said Administrator Crissie Cox.
CCSAPS is asking for both residents and non-profit rescue organizations to consider fostering or adopting some of the animals.
Adoption applications are available at the shelter to fill out and are usually approved between 24-36 hours after being filed. Fees are $135 for dogs, $75 for female cats, and $55 for male cats. A spay and neuter voucher is included if the animal is still intact.
For more information about adoption or fostering, please contact the shelter at 910.641.3945. Available animals can also be viewed on the Columbus County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services Facebook page. Those photos are updated every Monday afternoon.