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Harnett shelter at capacity, in urgent need of adoptions

Posted June 14, 2018 9:28 a.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:14 a.m. EDT

— The Harnett County Animal Shelter is at capacity and is in desperate need of adopters to give animals loving homes.

According to Eileen Beeson, Shelter Manager and Rescue Coordinator, two large cruelty and neglect cases in the area resulted in over 50 dogs coming to the shelter.

"We have over 100 animals at the shelter today, including a pig, guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, ducks and dogs," said Beeson. "We have a waiting list for people who need to bring in more animals."

It's a myth that shelter pets have heath problems or trouble accepting love -- in fact, they're just the opposite. Dozens of animals, including dogs of all sizes, are currently awaiting their forever homes at the shelter.

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"Don’t shop, please adopt," said Beeson. "Shelter animals are some of the most loving animals on the planet. They are thankful! You are saving them by coming to adopt. All these animals want is love and a family or a partner to love."

The Harnett shelter offers reduced adoption fees for members of the military. Adoption fees are as follows:

  • Cats: $20
  • Dogs: $46
  • Small animals: $10

The shelter is located at 1100 McKay Place in Lillington. You can view a list of all adoptable animals online.