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Humane department faces overcrowding issue

(Source: KAIT8) (Source: KAIT8)
KENNETT, MO (KAIT) -

One Region 8 humane department is in desperate need of help from the community. 

The Kennett Humane Department is overwhelmed and at full capacity.

Animal Control Officer Tina Petix said 38 dogs were sent to an out-of-state rescue shelter last week, which freed up some space, but not enough.

Petix said the department needs help or the dogs will have to be euthanized.

Captain Rick Groves with the Kennett Police Department said they don not want to have to put down any dogs since they haven’t in several years.

“Just because our pound is full doesn't relieve us of the responsibility of the dogs that's out in the city," Groves said. "When we are full we've got rules and regulations to go by, and we can't continue on."

Groves said that they are working to add more space to the shelter to prevent overcrowding.

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