Jackson Animal Care Center asks for help with overcrowding



The Jackson Animal Care Center holds 36 dogs – today they have 52 on site.

“Our capacity is at a critical point and unfortunately remains that way,” said Whitney Owen, Director of Animal Services.

One of the reasons is the overpopulation of pets. Owen said: “There are just too many unwanted animals and not enough places to put them.”

The solution? Spay and neuter your pet.

“If it’s something you feel you can’t afford. Please call us. Go. “Hey, I want a spay and spay voucher” and it takes about 3 minutes to fill out a form. And we’ll get it to you before you walk out the door,” Owen added.

Whitney Owen and the staff at the animal care center are doing everything they can to care for all the animals: “We are doing everything we can to find all of these animals safe and permanent homes instead of just putting them down. If we get if we are full.

Owen says now is the perfect time to get involved: “Fosters and adopters are huge, long-term committed foster families. Someone who is willing to keep a dog for three or four weeks would be extremely helpful as it allows us to expand the capacity of our operation.

The Animal Care Center runs adoption promotions to try to find homes for all dogs.

Call the shelter at (731-422-7028) for more information on placement or adoption.

Benjamin M. Yerger