POWHATAN, Va. (WRIC) — The Powhatan Animal Shelter needs help saving the lives of four dogs in its care.
The dogs have been at the shelter for months and right now, their days are numbered.
For the first time in five years, the shelter may be forced to put down adoptable dogs.
It’s not because they don’t have room for them, it’s because spending months at the shelter eventually makes the dogs cage crazy.
Their quality of life is compromised with each day that goes by.
“Some of them have been here for 150 days. That’s a lot of days just in a metal cage, just going out twice a day, going for a walk maybe. This isn’t a home, it’s just a shelter,” explains Sergeant Christine Boczar with Powhatan Animal Control.
Sebastian is one of the dogs searching for a home. He’s been at the shelter for nearly five months.
Brenda is described as a little love bug. She’s been looking for a forever home for the better part of a year.
Nadia has been in Animal Control’s care for nearly three months.
Finally, there’s Oscar, who has spent a good chunk of his young life living here.
“I’m reaching out because I need help just finding people that want to adopt these dogs,” adds Boczar, “These are adoptable dogs but I need adopters that will qualify and you know give them forever homes.”
Someone who wanted to help has already paid the adoption fees for these dogs. All prospective adopters need to do is apply. You can apply online here.
For more information on the dogs, visit the Powhatan Animal Control Facebook Page.