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Animal Shelter in Jacksonville spread thin since tornado



Jacksonville, Arkansas – After many pets were relocated as a result of the March tornadoes, local animal shelters are filling up.

Since the March tornado, the Jacksonville Animal Shelter has taken in nearly 30 canines, and residents are doing everything they can to assist.

“Yeah we are maxed out, we are busting at the seams,” Jacksonville Animal Shelter supervisor Jamie Parker said.

Crates can be single, double, or tail-tail. Interior, outside, and personal office spaces. The Jacksonville Animal Shelter has dogs in every available space.

“There are so many up here that are risking their lives right now so yeah there is a dire need to get up here and get these animals,” pet owner Tammy Newman said.

They are always full, said Jamie Parker, but since the tornado, they have taken in more paws than they can fit.

“We’ve probably taken in 20-25 dogs since the tornado,” Parker stated.

Tammy Newman was adopted from the shelter before the disaster hit, and she says nothing beats being able to help clear room for other displaced pets.

“It feels great to get a dog out of there and open another room for another dog,” Newman said.

Jamie Parker stated that because they have reached the end of their leash, she is only left with one option.

“I’m not going to be able to hold onto them, I am going to have to start adopting them out. We just don’t have the space and we still have dogs coming in on a daily basis,” Parker said.

“Just get out and adopt, that’s the most important thing,” Newman said.

Jamie Parker stated that they plan to put on Facebook all of the animals they have taken in since the disaster.

Take a look there if you are still missing a pet, and if you are seeking for a furry buddy, they urge everyone to come out and visit.