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Cordele Police work to end overcrowding at animal shelter

Police in Cordele are asking for the public's help to stop overcrowding in the department's animal shelter. (Source: WALB) Police in Cordele are asking for the public's help to stop overcrowding in the department's animal shelter. (Source: WALB)
The Cordele Police Department is working with volunteers to get the animals adopted out or rescued. (Source: WALB) The Cordele Police Department is working with volunteers to get the animals adopted out or rescued. (Source: WALB)
Lt. Ketorie Sales said the shelter is at maximum capacity right now. (Source: WALB) Lt. Ketorie Sales said the shelter is at maximum capacity right now. (Source: WALB)
CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

Police in Cordele are asking for the public's help to stop overcrowding in the department's animal shelter.

Lt. Ketorie Sales said the shelter is at maximum capacity right now.

According to Sales, that's partly because of a slight increase in animal cruelty cases.

Sales said the Cordele Police Department is working with volunteers to get the animals adopted out or rescued.

However, the overcrowding is causing problems, because the department doesn't have a full-time position at the shelter.

Lt. Sales said the number of animals in the shelter needs to go down to keep from having to put animals down.

"They had said, some Facebook post, that we are a kill-shelter," said Lt. Sales. "We're not a kill-shelter. We're not a strictly kill-shelter. We try to get a majority of the animals out to rescues and to adoption in the adoption process."

If you want more information on how to volunteer or adopt an animal, call CPD at (229) 276-2921 or send an email to the "Friends of Cordele Animal Shelter" at focas31015@gmail.com.

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