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DeKalb Co. Animal Adoption Center in dire need of adoptions and foster homes

FORT PAYNE, Ala. -- The DeKalb County Animal Adoption Center is in dire need of people to adopt or foster animals.

DeKalb County Animal Adoption Center has new dogs and cats come through the doors every day. "We try to save all the animals we can. We're a very high kill shelter because there are a lot of dogs that come through here," explains staff member Sarah  Gulledge.

The staff works hard each day trying to find the animals homes. The county-funded center takes in animals from all over the county. Time and space are limited.

Last month more than 300 animals came through the center, but about half of those had to be put down.

"Foster care is a wonderful thing. It keeps them from being put down," Gulledge says.

Foster families keep the animal until they find a forever home. The center also needs volunteers. "They can just come here, call before they come, or they can just show up, 'hey, I'm here to volunteer, I'm here to help'," Gulledge says.

Above all, the center needs adoptions.

The center is located next to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office. You can reach it at 256-304-0474.