Humans to the rescue

National Rescue Dog Day in Region 8

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - National Rescue Dog Day has Jonesboro Animal Control ready to give some furry friends a new home.

The shelter currently has 92 dogs and puppies. They are close to reaching maximum capacity.

Jonesboro Animal Control needs your help.
Jonesboro Animal Control needs your help. (Source: KAIT-TV)

Assistant Director Jeff Moore said maximum capacity is normal around the shelter.

“We stay pretty much maxed out all the time,” Moore said. “We stay at maximum capacity, especially this time of year.”

Most of the dogs, he said, have had a hard past.

Jonesboro Animal Control
Jonesboro Animal Control (Source: KAIT-TV)

“All the dogs we have here are in need of homes and most of them come from not such good backgrounds,” Moore said, “Most of them appreciate being in a home more than say a dog that you go buy somewhere.”

With summer months ahead and a full shelter, Moore said time couldn’t be better for pet adoption.

“Now’s a good time to do it,” Moore said. “Everybody has plenty of a selection right now. There’s a lot of dogs that need homes.”

Jonesboro Animal Control is near maximum capacity. Adopt a dog today.
Jonesboro Animal Control is near maximum capacity. Adopt a dog today. (Source: KAIT-TV)

Moore said a dog’s impact on owners and a family can be great.

“One dog can change your life,” he said. “You can get your best friend.”

For more information on how to meet Jonesboro’s Animal Control’s pets, click here.

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