Jenks Animal Welfare At Capacity, Asks For Help In Finding Pets Homes

The Jenks Animal Welfare is at capacity and the city is asking for help. Adoption fees are currently waived and the dogs come vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and microchipped.

Monday, February 19th 2024, 5:53 am

By: News On 6


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The Jenks Animal Welfare is at capacity and the city is asking for help.

Leaders say the number one purpose of a municipal shelter is public safety. Employees at Jenks Animal Welfare are urging people to find another home for any pets they no longer want instead of calling the shelter.

When the shelter is full, it's hard for workers to do their jobs. Animal control officers pick up unclaimed pets, owner surrenders, and animals that have been dumped. As of Monday, the shelter has 15 dog kennels and a full isolation room.

Fred Reid says workers are doing whatever they can to get these animals adopted. He says when adoptions are slow, it affects how the city can serve the community.

“If we don’t have any place to put another animal, we might not be able to come pick up a dog or cat that you found. We’ll come out and look at it, see or if we recognize it and scan it for a microchip, see if we can find its owner but we might have to ask you to hold onto it for a while,” Reid said.

The shelter is looking to find homes for these animals. Right now, adoption fees are waived and the dogs come vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and microchipped.

CLICK HERE for more information about adopting from Jenks Animal Welfare.

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