Local dogs face euthanasia if not adopted


COLUMBUS, Ga.- A coalition of local animal shelters is doing everything in its power to decrease the number of euthanized dogs in the valley.

The pet coalition of Muscogee and Harris county are holding a mega adoption event where all dogs are free.

More than 100 dogs need new homes and if they’re not placed in a forever home, their futures don’t look bright. Animal care specialist Deandra Thomas says they will be euthanized because local shelters are overflowing with stray dogs.

During the summer, animal shelters take in more cats and dogs.

When someone adopts a dog, they usually pay a fee because the pet has been chipped, spayed or neutered, and received different shots.

At Sunday’s mega event they wanted to give the dogs a second chance at life, so they waived all fees in hopes that the pets would find new homes.

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