Coronavirus creates problems for Wiregrass Humane Society

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- If you're looking to adopt a new pet, the process is a little different now at the Wiregrass Humane Society.

Because of the coronavirus crisis, you'd have to view available pets on the website, complete adoption applications online, and visit the facility to meet a pet by appointment only.

“It makes it harder for people to adopt which we don't want but we are just trying to keep people safe,” says the shelter’s president Jacquelyn Dykes.

It's a change that will keep their workers safe as well.

“There are over 100 animals. When you have that many animals you have to have people that come in and make sure they are well taken care of, fed, that they are clean,” says Dykes.

But that's only one issue that the pandemic has caused for the shelter.

“We also had to close our thrift store and we depend on that thrift shop for the majority of the money that runs this shelter,” says Dykes.

Finding food for pets is another problem.

“They have limits on food and since we're a shelter we need more than two bags of food,” says Dykes.

That's why the dogs and cats at the Wiregrass Humane Society need the community's help to ensure there is enough supply for their next meal.

Food and monetary donations can be dropped off at the shelter.

The Second Chance Thrift Store is still accepting donations between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

You can leave donations at the door and an employee will take them inside.



 
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