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Shelter dogs need adoption

The Nevada County Animal Shelter is bursting at the seams with dogs that need to find homes soon.

The shelter needs the community’s help in keeping the dog population down so euthanasia can be avoided, said volunteer coordinator Cheryl Wicks.

“Please come and take a look and see if you can find it in your heart to adopt one of these precious creatures,” she said.



Last week, people responded when the shelter asked for help in finding homes for cats, Wicks said. “Now we need help for our dogs.”

The number of cats and dogs euthanized at western Nevada County animal shelters is down this year because more people are adopting pets, Wicks said.




“If you can’t adopt one, maybe you could foster a dog through AnimalSave,” she said.

If a person wants to foster a dog, AnimalSave will pay for food and veterinarian care until a permanent home can be found, said Debra Sandler, program coordinator.

The Nevada County Animal Shelter, 14647 McCourtney Road, is open 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekends and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

For more information, call the shelter at 273-2179 or Wicks at 272-8833. For more information on AnimalSave’s Foster Adoption program, call Sandler at 271-0220.


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