KINGSPORT — Summertime has brought deliveries of puppies and kittens to the front doorstep of a local no-kill animal shelter. The reality is the animals still face an uncertain future because of a lack of space.
"We've had to put up signs warning those who abandoned dogs and cats at our shelter," said The Bridge Home No-Kill Shelter founder Regina Isenberg. "We just don't have the room for them, and we end up having to take them to the county shelter, and they have their space issues, too. In the long run, they are going to be put down, and that is sad."
The sheer volume of pets that have become budget cuts for families has risen over the past two years, Isenberg said, with the economy leaving cats and dogs that once had food and shelter cast out at the shelter's doorstep or dumped on a back road.