Hardin County looking to ‘Clear the Kennels’
SAVANNAH, Tenn. — It’s all paws on deck this weekend at Hardin County Animals Services.
Already over their capacity of nearly 100 dogs and 40 cats, the center is holding a “Clear the Kennel” weekend in hopes of creating space so they can continue to help animals in need.
“We have had an influx of large intakes,” Director of Animal Services for Hardin County Debbie Nowicki said. “And when you add all those together, it fills us up really fast. There’s going to be animals that are at risk on the streets that need to be picked up and come in here. There’s going to be hardship surrenders by owners, and they need a place to come too.”
Those who have been able to adopt called it a great way to help out.
“Just to be able to give one a home and love and attention,” Windy Rippie, who adopted a cat Friday afternoon, told WBBJ. “It helps out with the
community so there’s not so many stray animals running around, and plus it gives me something extra to love.”
With longer hours and lower adoption fees through Saturday, officials said it’s the weekend to bring home a four-legged family member.
“These are quality animals. They’ve got wonderful, tested temperaments. They’re healthy,” Nowicki said. “There’s no reason why they can’t find a loving home. We see wonderful things in them, and we think people would too.”
Adoption fees are $30 for dogs and $25 for cats and include a spay/neuter, shots and microchipping.
Those wishing to adopt can do so at the following:
Hardin County Animal Services
140 Legion Road
Savannah, TN 38372
Friday & Saturday, Noon – 8 p.m.