Expand Overcrowded Animal Shelter


Target: Kenansville, North Carolina Mayor Betty Long

Goal: Expand an animal shelter that is over capacity and has to euthanize animals due to a lack of space

An animal shelter in Kenansville, North Carolina, is being forced to euthanize animals that arrive at the shelter if they are not adopted within 72 hours due to the lack of available space in the shelter. Possibly building a larger shelter has been discussed in the past but has always taken a backseat to other funding projects.

Shelter volunteers and employees at the Duplin County Animal Services Shelter work hard and do the best they can, but animals are slipping through the cracks because of the lack of room. These animals are only held for three days before they are put to sleep, so their chances of adoption are slim. They deserve a better shot at finding a forever home and it is being denied to them because of limited space and ultimately, a lack of caring from the the city. According to County Manager Mike Aldridge, talk of building a larger shelter has been in the works for eight years, but other city projects keep cropping up and pushing the much-needed animal shelter on the back burner.

It may be a difficult choice, but this project can not be put off any longer. Innocent animals are dying rapidly because of the shelter’s inability to hold that many animals at one time. This can be changed if the money is finally put towards building a larger shelter. Please sign the petition below to tell the mayor of Kenansville, Betty Long, how desperately the animals of Kenansville need this funding.


Dear Mayor Long,

Animals that are admitted to the Duplin County Animal Services Shelter only have three days until they are adopted. Otherwise they are euthanized because there isn’t enough space to hold them for any longer. This is an incredibly short amount of time and denies these animals a better chance at finding a home.

Talk of funding a new shelter has been in the works for almost a decade, but nothing has come from them. The city always directs the funding to other projects. We cannot ignore this problem any longer. The longer this problem is pushed back, the more innocent animals die.

All animals that arrive at the Duplin County Animal Services Shelter deserve a better shot at finding a loving, forever home. Please do not deny them this chance any longer. I encourage you to set aside the necessary funds in order to build a larger shelter.


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One Comment

  1. vanessa james says:

    Please allow funds to make more space in the animal shelters so these wonderful pets can find loving homes. It is very cruel to kill them after three days from the time they arrive; please help these innocent, loving animals!

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