WRAL.com is reporting officials in Robeson County, NC have adopted two new operational policies for the animal shelter.
A – Interested parties who wish to adopt a homeless pet there will have 48 hours, past the manditory 72-hour holding period, before the pet is scheduled for euthanasia.
B – In October, the county will mandate the spaying of all female pets adopted through the shelter.
The Robesonian is reporting the policy on reserving a pet for adoption in the 48-hour window goes beyond a recent ruling by a judge, requiring a fax to place hold on a potential adoption. The new sytem will allow e-mails as well – and requires the staff and the adopters to confirm the reservation.
Its a step in the right direction. But this facility still needs to end the system of holding half of its kennels open as part of its cleaning operation. And there are still too many pets dying in this facility, too quickly.