MIDLAND, Texas (BIG 2/ FOX 24)- As people continue to dump their animals in the Permian Basin many shelters are having a hard time keeping up.
“Here we get about 12 calls a day from people who have had animals dumped on their property, animals who have given birth and they can’t take care of the young ones, it’s hard it really is,” says Nicholas McRae with Lone Star Sanctuary for Animals.
He says they have about 70 dogs on-site, 29 kittens and 20 adult cats. “It’s always hard, it takes about $2,500 a day to keep this place running.”
“We love to have volunteers out, socialize the animals, help us walk the animals, help clean up after the animals we love having volunteers,” says McRae.
According to him, with a little TLC, they are one step closer to finding them forever homes. “Learning how to speak their language, learning how the animals communicate because that’s the biggest problem with dogs is that dogs don’t communicate the way humans do and dogs don’t understand that and people don’t understand that so it’s kinda bridging that communication gap. Whenever we can send an animal home it is a party up in here! We love finding homes and families for the animals, that is the best part, it’s what makes every day worthwhile.”