GEORGETOWN, Ohio -- Ten dogs at the Brown County Animal Shelter face euthanization if they are not adopted this week.
Shelter Operations Manager Krista Kiskaden said the shelter is 12 dogs over capacity, which is causing an urgent need for adoptions.
"If we don't make some space we may have to euthanize these dogs," Kiskaden said. "We only have 32 kennels and this morning we had 44 dogs in the shelter."
The dogs must have commitments to be adopted by 5 p.m. this Wednesday, shelter officials said.
One of the dogs, an alapaha blue bulldog named Cookie, has adoption papers pending -- but that could change, Kiskaden said. As of Monday at 3:45 p.m., nine of the dogs were still in need.
Other than Cookie, the dogs up for adoption include (for photos, click here) :
- Amorie: A 1-and-a-half-year-old female lab mix. Shelter officials said Amorie "would do best as an only dog. Amorie sniffed a cat but showed no real interest.” She is a stray from Three Mile Creek Road in Ripley.
- Abbey: A 1-and-a-half-year-old female boxer mix, Abbey was surrendered by her owner. She should not be with cats, the shelter said.
- Byron: Byron is about 2 years old and is a lab mix stray from Lake Grant Access. Shelter officials said Byron is very shy and scared and "just needs a chance to learn to trust people. He has been coming around and now loves to take walks."
- Carmello or Mel: A lab mix who is about 2 years old, Mel is a stray found on Fagley Road.
- Roscoe: A male plott hound mix, Rosco is about 1 years old. He is a stray from Lake Grant Access. Roscoe tested very well with other dogs.
- Annabelle: A 4 to 5-year-old female American pit bull terrier, Annabelle is considered "a very sweet girl" that tested well with other dogs. She was found on Columbia Street in Higginsport.
- Fred: A 2 to 3-year-old male beagle mix, Fred was found on Maple Avenue in Sardinia.
- Gus: About 2 to 3 years old, Gus is a beagle mix who was also found on Maple Avenue in Sardinia.
- Cosmo: A male catahusky mix, Cosmo is 5 years old. His owner surrendered him to the shelter. Cosmo was kept as an outside dog but absolutely loves people and attention. Cosmo tested well with other dogs.