Local Animal Shelter Asks for Your Help

By: Garrett Wymer Email
By: Garrett Wymer Email

LYNDHURST, Va. (WHSV) -- An animal shelter in Augusta County is over-capacity once again and the shelter is asking for your help, but not in the way you might expect.

Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center in Lyndhurst is filled beyond its capacity.

Over the past week alone the shelter has taken in nearly 100 cats and dogs.

They need people to help adopt animals, but even more than that the center's director said we all need to be more proactive to keep the problem from getting worse.

"The biggest thing is that people are spaying and neutering their pets, that they're keeping their pets at home, dogs aren't being let outside off-leash or not in a fenced-in area. Cats, their biggest need is that they're kept indoors, cats need to be spayed and neutered," said Lauren Maddox, the director of the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center.

Maddox said the animal services center needs help all the time not just when they're full.

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