Local pet savers in dire need of foster families

Trumann Arkansas Pet Savers in need of foster families
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) - The Trumann Arkansas Pet Savers group is desperately seeking families to foster rescued dogs.

This comes after the non-profit group posted a photo of a dog on their Facebook page that was scheduled to be euthanized on Tuesday since its time at the pound was up.

Candace York, a TAPS member, said fortunately the dog went to a Jonesboro rescue just hours before it would have been put down.

"It shouldn't have to come down to the very last day, the very last hour," York said.

She said the dog issue in the city and county is getting worse.

"We have more dogs coming in but we don't have enough help," York said. "We only have three consistent foster homes. Every once in awhile we have others."

The city, working closely with TAPS, is doing what they can to help.

Animal Control Officer Johnny Johnson said  the city built a building that they are currently working on.

He said it will be an additional pound for more holding space for rescued animals.

"A bigger pound would help alleviate the short amount of time it takes for them to find a home for a dog," Johnson said. "They are short handed."

Anyone interested in fostering can message TAPS on their Facebook page.

York also said they will provide the food, a cage and vetting for foster families.

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