Dothan Animal Shelter expects large number of drop-offs as pandemic continues

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dothan Animal Shelter is seeing an influx of animals being dropped off after their reopening.

The shelter is expecting the trend to continue.

So far, volunteers have seen up to 25 animals dropped off in one day.

Manager William Banks said he expects to see up to 50 or 60 animals being dropped off per day as soon as all of the animal centers across town reopen.

“Once everything reopens back up, I’m pretty sure we are going to see a huge increase in our numbers once they start (bringing) what they normally bring, so it wouldn’t surprise me to be getting 50-60 a day for the first few weeks,” Banks said. “If you want to come look at our animals to adopt, we are actually making appointments for that so that we don’t have an over influx of people at one time here.”

The shelter said the reason that most people are dropping off animals right now is because of financial hardships during the pandemic. For more information on adoption, fostering, or volunteering, contact the shelter at 334-615-4620.

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