Animal shelter forced to move seeks homes for dogs

By: News Staff

The adoption rush is on as the East Greenwich Animal Protection League prepares for eviction. The shelter received about 400 applications Sunday from people hoping to give some of the animals a forever home.

The league is housed at a local animal hospital which is closing its doors for financial reasons. Eleven dogs and puppies need home immediately and close to forty more are coming from rescue centers in the next few weeks.

“Our goal is to get them into a home better than them being in a shelter environment. Right now we’re fortunate with all of these people that have come out in the last two days,” said Tammy Flanagan of the EGAPL>

The league itself isn’t closing its doors. Instead the EGAPL is looking into renting an office on Post Road in Warwick. They are also trying to figure out where to board animals that can’t be fostered.

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