Grand Strand Humane Society asks for help
Fri, 22 Jun 2012 22:00:28 GMT —
36 dogs and 15 cats were seized from Ruth Griffin's Myrtle Beach home on Monday, putting the Grand Strand Humane Society in a tough position considering they are already at capacity.
Griffin was charged with not having a proper business license, not kenneling them correctly, and for not having the animals properly vaccinated.
"On Monday we were a little over that capacity," says executive director, Sandy Brown.
The Humane Society now has to use their conference rooms, offices, and hallways to house the surplus of animals.
"As they were coming in we got so choked up cause there were so many," adds Brown.
Although Humane Society employees were shocked by the surplus of animals, everyone agrees with animal controls decision to remove the animals from Griffin's home.
"We took in 51 animals, I don't know how anybody in a home, a residential home can care for 51 animals it's impossible," says Brown.
The Humane Society had a difficult time housing the new animals, but the financial burden was their biggest challenge.
"Everyday that they're with us is an expense, an expense that we weren't expecting," says Brown.
Because the animals are in the middle of a court case, they cannot be put up for adoption just yet.
Everyday that they remain in limbo, increases the expenses for the animals.
Now they are asking for food donations for the cats and dogs but they also need monetary donations to get testing and medicine.
You can drop donations off at the Humane Society, located at 3241 Mr. Joe White Avenue, Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. -6 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
The Humane Society can also pick up large donations if you call them at 843-918-4913.
Brown says these donations will help them get the animals healthy, should they become available for adoption.
Griffin's court date is set for next Wednesday.