A full animal shelter is a bittersweet situation.
While animal lovers believe dogs and cats housed in a safe environment is preferable to allowing them to roam the streets to fend for themselves, it also means an awful lot of unwanted animals need good homes.
According to Janel Somerset of Pound Pals Downriver, a group of volunteers who assist at the pound, every year between April and October local animal shelters fill up with hundreds of unwanted animals, and the Wyandotte Animal Shelter is no different.
Since this spring, there has been an influx in the number of kittens, puppies and adult cats and dogs at the city’s animal shelter.
To remedy this situation, Animal Control Officer Chuck Gillenwater and his volunteers are hosting a “Home for the Holidays” dog and cat adoption event from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 74, 963 Oak St.