Pet Adoption Fair

More than 100 pets without a home in Pike County need to find owners this weekend.

Humane Society officials say the shelter is beyond capacity so they are having an emergency pet fair Saturday to relieve the overcrowding.

Pike County Animal Shelter workers call this puppy season.

Directors say the recent cold weather brought dozens of homeless dogs to their doors needing to stay warm.

Now more than 100 of man's best friend are crammed in cages together.

Workers say they cannot handle them all.

Workers say this many together can cause diseases and say the close quarters is not healthy for the dogs.

They say some dogs are even depressed.

Workers want to find homes for all of them. Saturday they are teaming up with Science Diet and offering prizes and gifts to people who adopt a pet.

They do not want to put any puppies down.

They hope all 100 find someone to care for them.

The shelter is open on Saturday from 10 to 4 so people can adopt these pets.

You can also make arrangements to have them spayed or neutered.

The Pike County adoption fee is 50 dollars and that includes spaying and neutering.

If you can't go Saturday, the shelter is open everyday next week.

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  • by briana joubert Location: ` fergus falls on Jan 28, 2009 at 08:10 AM
    all animals and dogs deserve a good homes and a warm place to sleep and be safe and token care of the m please adopt and help rescue!!!
  • by American Location: U.S.A. on Jan 24, 2009 at 01:31 PM
    I hope it went well today and lots of dogs got good homes. We got our dog 4 years ago from the Pikeville animal shelter and she is a blessing.
  • by Kathleen Location: Stanville,Ky on Jan 24, 2009 at 12:35 PM
    I adopted a mixed breed puppy from the Pike County animal shelter back 4 years ago.I wouldn't take anything for him,he is a very smart and well behaved dog.I hope each and every one of these dogs find a loving home.
  • by Beverly Location: Pikeville on Jan 24, 2009 at 08:53 AM
    If you need to contact the Pike County Animal Shelter the email is or check out our available animals on Our zip code is 41501
  • by catherine stewart Location: lincoln. co. on Jan 24, 2009 at 03:26 AM
    i already have 1 adopted but would like to help another. i have a fenced yard to run in, a warm home to sleep in. i can afford the food and will maintain vet care. would like a short hair pit or pit mix as my baby is. i also train.
  • by jessica Location: breathitt on Jan 23, 2009 at 07:42 PM
    hey i love animals and my birthday is comming up and i hope to get a puppy for my birthday !!! I LOVE ANIMALS!!
  • by Ola Location: Browns Line Toronto Ontario Canada on Jan 23, 2009 at 06:45 PM
  • by Barbara Location: Perry Co. on Jan 23, 2009 at 05:51 PM
    Do they have any Chocolate Lab puppies up for adoption?


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