SPCA of Connecticut Re-Issues Urgent Appeal To Quickly Find Homes For Wimblie, Mikey & 30 Other Dogs After Receiving Court Order From Town Of Monroe
Due To Ongoing Legal Campaign By Town Of Monroe, No-Kill Animal Shelter Needs To Find Qualified Homes For Pets Before April 30, 2012 Deadline
(Monroe, CT) – The SPCA of Connecticut, Inc. re-issued an emergency adoption appeal today to communities throughout the region to help the find suitable homes for Wimblie, Mikey and 30 other dogs due to an ongoing legal campaign by the Town of Monroe, CT. The order instructs the no-kill animal shelter in operation for over 12 years to limit housing to 29 dogs by April 30, 2012. There are presently over 60 pets housed at the facility.
"This is a life or death countdown to save these pets. Despite finding homes for 8,200 pets during our many years in operation, we've endured a political campaign waged by Monroe town officials for over 12 years. We believe that when officials play politics with homeless pets it's the animals that will suffer," said Frederick Acker, director, SPCA of Connecticut.
"Some of our deserving dogs include Wimblie, a puppy, has survived after being stranded on the streets of Brooklyn, NY. Mikey, a senior sheltie mix dog, has recovered from a life saving surgery," said SPCA of Connecticut volunteer Barbara Groel.
"The SPCA of Connecticut strives to provide a safe haven for cats and dogs, including sick or injured animals, and we provide long term care for animals which are not adopted. These are the animals that will be affected the most by the mandate of the Town of Monroe to reduce our numbers. We are in urgent need to place as many of these pets in homes before the April 30, 2012 deadline. We have also have experienced a desperate budget shortfall this year of $192,000 that needs to be raised in order for us to continue," said Acker.