PITTSBURGH (KKDA) – The Beaver County Humane Society is in urgent need of donations.
This month, dozens of animals were dropped off at the shelter – many more than they’re used to caring for. And it’s hitting them financially.
The cages are full and funds are running low.
“Since June, our shelter has been quite overwhelmed with a lot of admissions,” said Susan Salyards with the Beaver County Humane Society.
The Humane Society says in the last week alone they’ve had over 100 animals come into the shelter.
This month has been a busy time, made worse by several emergency situations in the county.
“Last week we had a hoarding situation in Chippewa Township and then just this week, Aliquippa Police brought us nine emaciated dogs that are currently in our care,” said Salyards.
KDKA was there as the dogs were removed. Of the nine dogs, seven of them were puppies. Many of them required extensive medical care, which adds to the daily cost.
“Just to house and care of the dogs, it’s about $100 per dog,” said Salyards. “And that’s not counting extra medical cost.”
Being the only shelter in Beaver County has put a strain on the Humane Society.
Salyards says they are collecting monetary donations, but there’s other help they could use, including fostering animals and donating supplies.
“We also take donations of food, bleach, we have a wish list on our website,” she said.
They’re also looking for volunteers to spend time at the shelter walking dogs, washing or cuddling cats.
For more information on how you can help, visit their website here.