Byron Animal Shelter is euthanizing dogs to make room for more animals

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BYRON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Some dogs at the Byron Animal Shelter could be euthanized if they are not adopted soon.

The shelter can only house four animals at a time. According to Frankie Peacock, the shelter’s spokesperson, the three dogs currently there will have to be put down when more animals arrive.  The only way to save them is if their owners claim them or they’re adopted.

Critical Care for Animal Angels usually helps out. But the agency’s president, Regenia Brabham, says the organization also does not have enough room to take in all of the dogs.

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Peacock tells 41NBC the city was scheduled to get a new and larger facility, but that never happened.

"My feelings towards this is we need it,” Peacock said. “The county needs it. We need to be able to pick-up more than four dogs and have four dogs here at a time."

Brabham adds she wants to help out as much as she can, but she has limited space for more animals.



"Two of them are black, which does make them a little bit more harder to place,” explains Brabham. “I’ll gladly pull a black one if some one would come pull the other two."

Peacock says the dogs have been at the Byron Animal Shelter for more than a month, but they’re only allowed to be there seven days.

He euthanized almost 50 dogs last year. He says he’s only had to put down 20 dogs this year. He credits that to the help of Critical Care for Animals Angels which placed most of the them in homes.