Ripley County animal shelter in danger of closing

RIPLEY COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Ripley County animal shelter is in danger of closing.

Shelter co-founder Hank Hadley says a lack of volunteers and money is to blame.

Hadley say he and his wife run the shelter, but the money is going to run out in February.

Several sheriff departments were using the shelter to house rescue animals.

However, the shelter stopped taking in new animals, which is putting a strain on the Humane Societies in the area.

"Everybody told us when we came here it's going to be a tough sell, but obviously you can tell by the number, 376 this year that, you know, the people are getting them to us and we're getting them out to other places but, this has been a heartbreak for me," Hadley said.

Hadley says money would help, but even if enough money can't be raised, enough regular volunteers could keep the shelter open.

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