HAMILTON, Ohio —
If you walk into the Animal Friends Humane Society in Hamilton, expect to see it nearly empty.
The Humane Society posted on Facebook on Monday saying it was in urgent need of people to adopt and foster its animals in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“To prepare for the possibility of not having enough healthy staff/volunteers to care for our shelter animals in the coming weeks, we are faced with having to place as many animals as possible outside of our shelter,” the Facebook post said.
The shelter ran a “name your price” adoption event this week and said 40 animals were available.
On Thursday, the Humane Society posted an update on Facebook saying that in just four days, with the exception of three dogs still available for adoption and five dogs housed in the stray dog wing, the shelter had been cleared out.
“This not only lessens the burden on our staff and volunteers, but more importantly it ensures those animals will not have to endure the majority of their days alone in the shelter should we be forced to close down,” the Humane Society wrote.