BY CHRISTINE VALDEZ
As the year heads into it’s final days on the calendar, it will also be the final days of one of New Jersey’s animal shelters.
The Sayreville Pet Adoption Center will be closing its doors Dec. 31 following years of service according to Examiner. The shelter currently house about 80 animals who will need a new home before the shelter shuts down at the end of the year.
The Examiner also reports that in a statement SPAC explains it has “fallen victim to the economy” and that the closure of the shelter comes as it can no longer afford to keep the animals there.
The shelter was a home for several animals in a partnership with the Sayrebrook Veterinary Hospital in Sayreville. According to the Greater Media Newspaper, the shelter had been close to bankruptcy in 2011 after struggling for a couple of years. The adoption center almost closed its doors in December 2011.
“Part of the reason [for our financial difficulties] is because we believe in fully sending the animals home fully vetted, meaning that they are spayed or neutered, and other treatments,” said the director of the Sayreville Pet Adoption Center Barbara Keegan to Greater Media Newspapers.
The shelter is currently waiving adoption fees leading up to its closure at the end of the month, in an effort to find new homes for all of the animals, according to Examiner. All animals will be spay/neutered, dewormed and up to date on all of their vaccines and bloodwork.
The Sayreville Pet Adoption Center will be extending its hours and will be open Monday-Friday from 12-7 p.m. It will also be open Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 p.m.
If any animals remain when the shelter is to shut down, they will be transported to other nonkill shelters. Keegan plans to make sure all the animals end up in a safe environment.
“No animal will be euthanized,” said Keegan to Greater Media Newspapers. “Even though the shelter will close Dec.31, I will be here to ensure that the last animals get out.”