Metro Animal Shelter adopting out storm animals | News
Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter is starting to adopt out animals brought in after the April 27 tornado.
About 250 storm animals and about 100 non-storm animals are being housed at the shelter, according to shelter director Judy Hill. Fourteen animals were adopted on Monday. Many of the storm animals need treatment for ailments, like heartworm, before they’re available for adoption.
The animal shelter has enough supplies, but could use volunteers at the shelter to help care for the hundreds of animals, Hill said. She is also hoping to get some more veterinarian help. Local veterinarians have been helping with animal care as they can, but they’re all, as she put it, “overwhelmed” in the wake of April 27. The shelter doesn’t have a veterinarian on staff.
If you want to help out, contact the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter at (205) 752-9101. You can also visit them online at www.metroanimalshelter.org.