Check out the LaGrange Animal Shelter

Published 10:58 pm Tuesday, March 6, 2018

This past weekend, we wrote about the number of animals who were euthanized at the LaGrange Animal Shelter in 2017. More than 1,200 animals were put down at the shelter, according to the LaGrange Police Department’s annual public safety report.

The animal shelter’s supervisor said that euthanasia at the shelter has been decreasing over the years, but there were multiple hoarding cases last year.

The shelter will euthanize animals if they are sick or aggressive, or if the shelter gets overpopulated. The supervisor said the hardest part of his job is having animals get euthanized.

Overpopulation in shelters is partly due to animals not being spayed or neutered. If you have a pet and are not interested in breeding them, get them fixed. This will save room in the shelter.

It should be a priority to check the shelter first for your animal. The supervisor said the best part of his job is reuniting owners with their pets.

Animals who don’t get picked up may end up getting adopted out to other families or sent to no-kill shelters in the northern states.

If you want to adopt a dog or a cat, go to the shelter. These animals need homes and are adoptable. Their fees are also relatively low since they are fixed.

The local humane society is also housed in the same building as the shelter. They choose dogs with specific temperaments and histories so they can be adopted out quickly in Troup County.

The shelter is located at 1390 Orchard Hill Road in LaGrange.