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Roswell shelter understaffed, not accepting animals weekend afternoon


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The Roswell Animal Shelter, located at 705 E. McGaffey St., did not accept animals from the public after 12 p.m. Saturday and will not be receiving them after 12 p.m. today.

The city’s public information officer, Todd Wildermuth, said the reason the shelter is not able to accept any more animals during this period is due to their temporary limited staffing.
Wildermuth also said it is possible that the shelter may not be able to receive animals the following weekend as well. All other services, including adoptions, will remain available during regular business hours.
“Anyone wishing to bring in an animal on the weekend to turn over to the custody of Animal Services is asked to do so before noon on Saturday or Sunday during this temporary situation,” Wildermuth said in a news release.
The Roswell Animal Shelter opens at 8 a.m. on the weekends. It is also open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. All services remain in operation Monday through Friday. RPD Animal Services thanks the public for its cooperation and understanding.