Since COVID-19 hit the state, the OKC Animal Welfare made changes to how they do things like many other businesses.
“We limited the number of people in the building to 10 and adoptions went to appointment only,” said Jon Gary, the OKC Animal Welfare supervisor.
But doing so has impacted the number of adoptions they are seeing drastically.
“We normally do 400 adoptions in a month, and last month we had less than 200,” said Gary.
On top of that, they are taking in double the amount of animals in a day than normal.
Because of the amount of animals coming in and not enough going out, officials say euthanasia is likely to go up.
So, they are asking the community to help out and adopt or foster to keep that from happening.
“We don’t want to do it,” said Gary. “It is something that we cry about, so we really need the community to step up.”