Leon County Humane Society asks for foster dog parents


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Inside a vacant Leon County building on North Monroe Street you’ll find a group of Good Samaritans sweating in the heat – lifting pet supplies onto pallets.

“Every minute that we have, we are working to help the animals with pet food and supplies, as well as helping some of those animals that had to evacuate.”

Lisa Glunt is with the Leon County Humane Society. She and her team as well as Leon County Animal Control fill these vehicles with dog and cat food donated by Chewy. These supplies will travel 400 miles to New Orleans and will be in the hands of pet owners in desperate need of supplies after Hurricane Ida. As the doors close on this trip, another adventure is about to take hold here in Tallahassee.

“We expect our first shipment of transport dogs that have been in a shelter next week.”

The Leon County Animal Shelter will welcome at least 10 dogs, including two litters of puppies on Monday from shelters in Louisiana.

“These are animals for which there is no mistake, there is no one looking for these animals.”

These shelters, making room for more animals left behind. Animal shelters across the country are already operating at full capacity. Tallahassee is no different.

“I mean honestly the last two years have been incredibly stressful. It’s our busy season. Summer is always the busy season for arriving animals.

The pandemic is making matters worse.

“It has also been more difficult because of COVID as many shelters have restricted the number of animals they take in.”

If you can accommodate a dog, you are encouraged to contact the Leon County Humane Society.

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