Moultrie-Colquitt Humane Society calls on community for help

Posted at 3:34 AM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 03:46:14-04

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WTXL) - It's kitten and puppy season in South Georgia, and those new fur babies mean more visitors at area animal shelters.

The Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society says they are seeing an increase in animal intake almost daily. Now they're in desperate need to get more adopted.

The shelter's executive director, Dawn Blanton, says the last option is euthanasia.

She's calling on the community to help them do everything they can to avoid that.

"We are basically over capacity when it comes to kittens," she said. "We are over ran with those. We are trying to get them out of here, out of the shelter, so that we don't have to euthanize them and that is the last thing that we want to do."

Blanton says there are other ways besides adoption that you can help. One option, sponsorship, guarantees one dog or cat will either be adopted or sent to a rescue shelter.

On Facebook, in a post the humane society headed as "Urgent Situation," the agency gave a way for people to make donations:

"Now, we understand that not all can adopt, but you can still help SAVE A LIFE by sponsoring a pet to be rescued! It takes funding to spay/neuter, bring an animal UTD on shots, and to transport to safety. So, if you feel lead to sponsor, please do so via PayPal at"