Roanokers Answer the Call to Save Roanoke Area Shelter Dogs

A dog named “Kirk” at the Roanoke Regional Center for Animals Care & Protection in September 2018

A dog named “Kirk” at the Roanoke Regional Center for Animals Care & Protection in September 2018

Roanokers Answer the Call to Save Roanoke Area Shelter Dogs

According to ASCPA statistics, an estimated 3.3 million dogs and 3.2 million cats enter shelters each year in the US. With such a constant influx of new arrivals, it can be difficult for shelter managers to find space for them, including those in the Roanoke area.

This past Thursday, the Roanoke Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection posted a call for help on their Facebook page. The post read:

”We need our community's help! If you are looking for a furry addition to your family, please consider adopting from us in the next few days. ADOPTIONS ARE FREE! We have so many incredible dogs available for adoption right now ...but we are running out of space to house all these sweethearts and we need them to find homes soon.

Our stray dog room is at FULL CAPACITY! If you have lost your dog in the last few days or even weeks, please come down to the RCACP and see if they are here!

To house all these wonderful animals from the communities we serve, we sometimes have to make difficult decisions to make space. In order to avoid making those tough decisions, we need the help of our community now!”

The shelter’s post implied that if current shelter residents were not adopted to make room for new arrivals, some of the dogs would be euthanized.

Thankfully, concerned Roanokers heeded the call to assist the shelter in finding homes for these poor dogs, with many welcoming difficult-to-adopt dogs into their own homes.

The day following their original call for help, the RCACP reported that no dogs would need to be euthanized at this time, and thanked the public with the following post:

”Thank you so much for responding to our call for assistance! Thanks to the response from our rescue partners, adopters, and owners we have space for incoming animals!. For those who are still interested in our remaining available animals, please visit us tomorrow at 1:00 pm or at our special event at South County Library at 12 pm. As a reminder, redemptions of dogs on stray hold can begin at 9am. Thank you again for your concern and response to help our community's homeless animals!”

To learn more about how you can help local animals, visit the RCACP website at

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