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Shelter Overrun With Animals

Gary shelter appeals to community to adopt animals



    Gary shelter appeals to community to adopt animals. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012)

    The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana can no longer keep up with the amount of animals in its Gary shelfter.

    The shelter has reached its maximum capacity, and officials can no longer keep up.

    "Some people are less willing to go to Gary to pick up an animal, so we're so inundated with animals now and we're trying so hard to take care of them, but it's difficult, especially when people don't come in to adopt," said Betty Clayton of the Humane Society.

    After an article ran in the local newspaper asking for help, more people have come into the shelter looking to adopt. But more help is needed, including supplies.

    "We need volunteers to come in and walk the dogs, and not just on Saturdays, but during the week," Clayton said.

    Susan Neiswinger found what she was looking for.

    "I was looking for playmate for dog Daphne. I wanted a puppy and I had a birthday coming up, so I decided that maybe I could get a puppy for my birthday,"Neiswinger said.

    Call the shelter at 219-938-3339 for more information.