Marshall County organization looking for sponsors for animals over holidays

Northeast Alabama
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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) -- With animal adoptions on the decrease during the holidays, a Marshall County organization is looking for sponsors.

Mary Harris works with another woman, Linda Morris, to run Friends of Marshall County Animal Control.  The program works closely with animal control official Kevin Hooks and it purpose is to give animals picked up by the county's animal control officers another chance.

Over the holidays, the program sees a decrease in adoptions.  "Marshall County is authorized to pay for seven days of boarding at an animal hospital and since we don't have a shelter anything over seven days we need to cover somehow," Harris says.

The program is looking for sponsors to keep the animals alive.  If there aren't enough sponsors, county regulations require excess animals to be put down after the allotted time period passes.

"We've been in touch with some rescues that will take some of our dogs but we have to get that arranged," Harris says, "So if we just have the sponsorship to keep them alive we can get them out."

Harris says it costs $10 a day to sponsor an animal. Adoptions are always welcome too.

A website is set up to take donations to sponsor a dog.

For more information on the organization, sponsorship, and adoptions, click here.

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