Most of our local animal shelters and humane societies are overcrowded. That is why we are teaming up with local shelters for Clear the Shelters. Clear the Shelters is a program launched by NBC, with the goal of giving shelter animals a new and loving home.
We take you to Project Hope in Metropolis, a local animal shelter that's giving hard-to-adopt animals a second chance.
Inside Project Hope, cats and dogs outnumber people, but volunteer Lynn Chrisman still knows each animal by name.
This shelter is giving animals a second chance at life.
"We are a no kill facility which means the animals are not on a time limit. If they are not adoptable or have special needs, they will remain in our care for the remainder of our life. We do the best we can to provide the love they need," said Chrisman.
There is one pup that deserves a lot of love. Her name is Charlotte.
She loves everybody, kids, people, other dogs, we are hoping she will find the place she deserves, the second chance for a loving home," said Chrisman.
Charlotte was brought in with her two puppies back in February, starving and in critical need of medical care.
"We are not sure what may have happened to her, not sure if it was a stroke or injury. Her face is just a little different. We are concerned people may overlook her because of this. We want to make sure people give her a chance so she can steal their heart," said Chrisman.
Chrisman would love to see Charlotte go to a forever home.
"We are giving hope for animals when there is none or less hope," said Chrisman.
She's hoping people find it in their hearts...to find a place in their homes to make a new best friend.
Chrisman says right now Project Hope is overwhelmed with kittens.
This Saturday, July 23rd - there will be adoption days held across the country.
Project Hope is having the, "Bark 4 Life," 50/50 raffle to benefit the animals. Tickets are $20 each. If you are interested in helping, you can email email@example.com or you can call (270) 217-2725.
For more information about Clear the Shelters, click here.
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