Animal shelters to host fundraiser this weekend
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Several no-kill animal shelters in Broward County are preparing for their annual event in hopes to raise funds to help care for abandoned animals.
"I found her three days ago wandering my streets. I just can't keep her. I wish I could, she's a good little dog," said Joe Fish, who rescued a dog wandering around his neighborhood.
Fish turned to Abandoned Pet Rescue in Fort Lauderdale. It is the largest no-kill shelter in Broward County. "The shelter is full," said shelter supporter Charlie Holifield. "You only do so much with so much money it's ... it's really a shame because there are people here with responsibility, get your pets neutered."
The no-kill shelters are usually full and when a vacant spot opens, county animal control tries to kill fewer abandoned pets by passing them to the private shelters. "We've had as many as 358 kittens, and we just explode with the amount of cats," said Abandoned Pet Rescue spokesperson Kristine Sawyers.
Most of the workers at the shelters are volunteers who sometimes pay for things out of their own pockets. "They take in animals that most other people won't take, and most of these people are volunteers," said Holifield.
"Adopting. We need word of mouth. We need everyone to spread the word," said Sawyers.
The fundraiser will he held at Maguires Hill 16, located at 535 North Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, July 28.
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