The City of Midland Animal Services Forced To Euthanize More Than 300 Animals 7/13/12
CBS 7 News Reporter
Midland, TX – The City of Midland Animal Services is seeing a massive increase in the number of pets at their shelter. The situation is so bad that they're being forced to euthanize hundreds of animals to keep space.
"My aunt, she doesn’t have any time. She works too much and the dog is kind of sick so that's why," said Ana Hizelya as she turned in her family dog.
The City of Midland Animal Services is at full capacity. They stated it's not because of an increase in stray animals. They said there is an increase in owners turning over their pets.
"For this week we've had close to 30 [animals turned in by owners]. I think yesterday we had 4 or 5. I don't understand ... or know why. I think a lot of it maybe a combination of people that are leaving town with some of the oil companies … and then people are moving into town," said City of Midland Animal Services Director Paul O'Neill.
He stated that more than 300 animals had to be put down in June alone.
"I feel kind of sad because I didn't want there … to be put up like that. It makes me want to cry,” said Hizelya.
The shelters and former owners are hoping that more people come in to adopt these pets.
For more information on the shelter, click here.