THE BUSINESS OF ANIMAL RESCUE IS TOUGH. SHELTERS OFTEN HAVE TOO MANY ANIMALS AND NOT ENOUGH SPACE. BUT AS NEWS 10’S ALIA BLACKBURN SHOW US … FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER… ONE WABASH VALLEY SHELTER IS LEARNING TO DEAL WITH AN UNUSUAL SITUATION OF THEIR OWN. [B2]VINCENNES ANIMAL SHELTER-PKG OFF TOP YOU’VE SEEN THIS IN SEVERAL OF OUR STORIES … NATS FULL CAGES WITH ANIMALS IN NEED OF HOMES. “IT’S REALLY LOUD AT FIRST, I MEAN YOU’VE GOT 15 TO 20 DOGS BARKING ALL AT ONE TIME.” … BUT HERE AT THE VINCENNES ANIMAL SHELTER… THINGS ARE SO QUIET, YOU CAN HEAR A PIN DROP. “ALL OF OUR DOGS WERE GONE, WE ADOPTED EVERYTHING OUT BUT TWO CATS AND BY SATURDAY MORNING AT 10 O’CLOCK WE ADOPTED THE TWO CATS OUT.” EMPTY CAGES WILL TAKE SOME GETTING USED TO FOR DIRECTOR LAURA ARIAL … WHEN YOU’RE RUNNING A “NO-KILL” SHELTER… SPACE CONSANTLY RUNS SLIM. “ONCE YOU GET FULL, THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN DO EXCEPT FOR ADOPT THEM OUT OR SEND THEM OFF TO RESCUES AND IF ALL OF THOSE OPTIONS ARE GONE, THERE’S ONLY THAT ONE OPTION LEFT.” FOR $10 A PIECE… THE SHELTER CLEANED HOUSE. “I KIND OF CREATED AN EVENT ON FACEBOOK AND ALL OF OUR FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS SHARED AND PEOPLE CAME FROM ALL OVER.” MORE THAN 50 ANIMALS … ALL SPAYED, NEUTERED AND VACCINATED… ADOPTED OUT IN THE COURSE OF A WEEKEND. “I DIDN’T KNOW IF WE COULD PULL OFF SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BUT I THOUGHT WELL IF WE COULD AT LEAST GET RID OF HALF OF THEM I’D BE TICKLED PINK… SO IT WAS AWESOME THAT WE COULD ACTUALLY GET THEM ALL OUT THE DOOR.” AND THAT DOOR IS “REVOLVING”…. WHILE THE EMPTY SPACE IS NICE FOR NOW… ARIAL SAYS IT WON’T LAST FOR LONG. “OF COURSE WE GET NEW DOGS AND NEW CATS IN EVERY SINGLE DAY… AS SOON AS WE’VE HELD THEM FOR THE PROPER AMOUNT OF TIME, THEY GET SPAYED/NEUTERE D AND VACCINATED… THEN THEY’LL BE AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION AND WE’LL KIND OF GO ON LIKE WE’VE BEEN GOING.” HELPING “ALL” ANIMALS FIND THEIR CHANCE AT FOREVER. IN VINCENNES WITH PHOTOJOURNALIS T GARY BRIAN, ALIA BLCKBURN … NEWS 10. THE SHELTER HOPES TO HOST ANOTHER “ADOPTION” BLOW-OUT EVENT NEXT YEAR.

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