Lincoln County Shelter Manager David Workman told WCNC News
“We do have fans on the animals, with the heat. Pretty warm, very warm. The heat is a big factor ideally we don’t want the animals outside. We don’t want to euthanize any animals, we want them to find homes.”
According to a June 24 report by Lincoln Times, as of Tuesday afternoon, there were 50-60 cats and 4-5 dogs being housed outside.
Workman blames the overflow on it being the breeding season, combined with irresponsible owners who don’t spay and neuter their pets. Right now the shelter is offering cat adoptions for only $40. For more on the cats and dogs up for adoption, click here.
You can call Lincoln County Animal Services at (704) 736-4125 or visit lincolncounty.org/animalservices for more information on the Lincolnton, North Carolina shelter.