Marion, Indiana shelter full! Can you help?

This is Hazel one of the hundreds of pups in Marion, Indiana needing a home. She's currently at the Grant County Animal Shelter which is overwhelmed with pups right now due to confiscation from a hoarding situation. And many are in danger of being euthanized. Can you help?

From WANE-TV in Fort Wayne comes news that....

The Grant County Animal Shelter, in Marion, is overwhelmed with pets this winter. They're asking for the publics help to find suitable homes. The shelter has had busy months before, but rarely like this. Animal control recently took seventy-five neglected animals from residences in the area. Thirty-one came from one house alone; some were near starvation.

That's left the humane society scrambling to find owners.

"We are way past capacity right now," said shelter director Kim May. "In general, I think its because people don't understand how one animal coming in impacts the shelter, because we're always full."

The shelter has room for about 100 dogs. Right now they're up to 150. If some of those animals don't find a home soon, they could be put down.

"We try and be a low-kill shelter, but sometimes we're forced to do things we prefer not to do", May said.

Jeff and Darlene Hauser made a trip today from Indianapolis when they heard of the problem. They hope to take in a few adult dogs until a permanent home can be found.
"We're just trying to help out, and give some socialization skills to some of the dogs", Hauser said.

May says many of the animals have been nursed back to health. She hopes anyone looking for a canine companion will make the trip to Marion.

"From Fort Wayne, we have mad multiple people that have adopted from us in the past", May said. "We would love to have foster owners up there as well, but adoption is the best. It's what we're looking for!" she said.

Anyone interested in finding a home for some of those pets can contact the Marion-Grant County Humane Society at 765-664-1232 or visit their website for more information.