MAYFLOWER, Ark. - A dog shelter in Mayflower will soon get some much need repairs but in the mean time it needs the communities help.
"Anyone who wants to help take these animals and bring them in and a tleast keep them for a little while we can get the kennel up and fixed and running," said Mayflower Police Chief Robert Alcon.
Chief Alcon is one of the many people who oversee what goes on at the shelter. In the past week the Mayflower Animal Control Shelter has fostered or adopted out 11 dogs but needs the remaining five out also. The shelter needs to make repairs as soon as possible.
"It is very expensive," explained Jennifer Massey who volunteers multiple times a week.
Recently it received donations from local businesses like the Nash Law Firm and Skinner Chiropractic Clinic. Those donations gives the city the ability to pour new concrete, build new cages, and offer better shelter for the dogs.
"We are just a small town we need the help from anybody in the community," explained Chief Alcon when asked about the lack of funding.
Alcon says they hope to finish the shelter repairs by November so the dogs don't have to experience the elements during the winter. Many of the kennels are open and expose which can be dangerous for the animals.
Despite the donations that have already come in Alcon says the shelter can use more. Jennifer Massey says her organization "Paws and Whiskers Society" is pleaded with the public for assisantance.
"Just know that you are saving their life. You bring them in and in a few weeks they are going to go and be happy somewhere else," said Massey.
If you are interested in fostering or donating you can contact the City of Mayflower.
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