Humane Animal Treatment Society nears capacity

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you or your family have been considering pet adoption recently, now may be the time to act.

The Humane Animal Treatment Society of Mount Pleasant is in need of loving families, as their shelter is approaching capacity.

While intake is normally low at this time of year, the shelter has experienced a large surge in stray animals due to warmer weather.

According to HATS director of marketing, Jill Irving, there are other factors playing into the intake as well.

“Unfortunately there has been a law enforcement investigation that involved some animals,” said Irving. “We have been given 1 dog and 10 cats thus far, and we’re anticipating an additional 10 to 20 animals coming in, so given that with the warmer fall weather we are looking at reaching capacity very shortly.”

Irving says the shelter is offering a special on every Friday for the month of November to provide incentives for potential adopters.

“We’ve decided in National adopt a black animal month to discount our black cats and dogs on Friday by 10 dollars,” she said.

HATS says once full, the shelter will be unable to take in any new animals. Irving says matching the right owner with the right animal is also very important in animal placing.

For more information on how you can adopt an animal in need, contact the Humane Society at 989-775-0830.

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