Posted 4:47 PM 9/19/2012 : Pets at PAWS need more space and you can help!
It's full to capacity!
As dogs go out, more dogs come in.
We went to PAWS, the no kill shelter in Pueblo, where we found out they have a solution, they just need the resources.
The dogs at PAWS need a bit more space.
"We're pretty full right now," said Carol Warner, President-elect of PAWS.
Even though they average 80 adoptions a month, they take in that many as well.
A lot of it has to do with the economy.
"People who lose their job or they have to move out of town or they've lost their home, and they no longer can provide for their pets, if they bring them to us, and if at all possible if we have space, if we feel like the dog is adoptable, we will take the dog," said Warner.
They have a whole new complex in the works.
"A doggie day care, a vet clinic, the rest of this building," said Warner. "A cat facility, another agility course, and a bark park."
There will be areas for sleeping and spaces to play for the dogs.
Half of one facility is done.
Once it's finished, another one like it is going up.
"In order to complete the whole facility, we need about $8 million," said Carol Warner, PAWS President-elect.
They already have $3 million of that, and now they're waiting for donations to move on to the next steps, the first of which is a Cat House.
"We'd be able to take 150 dogs and about 50 cats," said Warner.
Which means more room for more furry friends.
If you want to help out, you can go to PAWS and adopt your forever friend, or click here to find out more about donating or volunteering.