It was a happy ending for more than two dozen cats at the Bulloch County Animal Shelter as the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County was able to find temporary and permanent homes for the animals.
The cats needed to be quickly placed in homes because demolition is slated for the shelter building where the cats were being held, and the new facility on the shelter property will not be ready for occupation until sometime in early August. The Humane Society responded by getting the word out about the cats in need.
Renee Durfee, from Humane Society Rescue, said her group was able to find permanent homes for seven of the cats. She said the rest of the nearly 30 cats were found temporary foster homes while the new building is being made ready.
“We had so many people who did respond who would foster, I think we we’re able to save all of the ones (in the shelter),” Durfee said.
Durfee said though all the cats were saved from the shelter, the move has left all of the Humane Society’s foster homes full of cats. Anyone interested in becoming a foster home for the Humane Society should call Durfee at (912) 481-3365, as she is always looking for people willing to take in an animal.
“That’s for sure,” Durfee said.
As a result of the construction, the animal shelter will not be accepting personal surrender animals until the new portion of the shelter is ready for move-in in August. However, the shelter will still be responding to reports of feral cats or stray animals.
The Bulloch County Animal Shelter, open daily from 1-5 p.m., is located on Mill Creek Road off of 301 North and is out by the Georgia Forestry Department and the Drivers License Bureau