No Kill Shelter May Be Forced To Close Their Doors, In Need Of Immediate Help 7/30/12
CBS 7 News Reporter
July 30, 2012
Monahans, TX - Workers at the Critter Oasis of Monahans are barely able to provide for the increase in animals they are seeing. They state that without support, they are faced with shutting the shelter down.
"We’ll just have to stop taking dogs all together because we're going week to week on food and spending our own personal money and everybody donates. We donate, but when you're the only one donating; you just can't keep doing it," said shelter founder Donna Bowen.
The shelter is now in a financial bind. They stated that they have more than $4,000 in veterinarian expenses and a growing need to repair their facilities. Recently they have lost a major sponsor and had to close one of its 3 locations in Terlingua. Now they face shutting the doors on their shelters in both Monahans and Pecos.
"It got closed down because they just did not have any more funding. When we lost our provider, our backer… we had no funds to send to them. They had to close that facility," stated shelter employee Darla Mills.
The shelter has nearly 50 animals into their Monahans and Pecos locations. They said that the demand continues to grow.
"We have 2 or 3 people that want us to take a little of puppies now. And we don't have any way to vet them. And they have to be properly vetted or we're just hoarders," said founder Donna Bowen.
Without sponsors, they're preparing for the worst. The said they will have to send these 4-legged friends to the pound, where they may be put down.
The city of Monahans animal shelter said they would not be prepared to take on these animals if the Critter Oasis shelter is shut down.
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