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Animal shelter currently has 70 dogs in its kennels, and needs community’s help in finding them homes

The Bloomington Animal shelter is asking for the community’s help in getting an unusual number of animals at the shelter for this time of year adopted.

“The Bloomington Animal Shelter has experienced a higher volume of animals in recent weeks. Typically this time of year our dog kennels are nearly empty and right now,  dog kennels are full with over 70 dogs in our care,” said Emily Herr, who is the City of Bloomington Animal Care and Control’s Outreach and Behavior Coordinator.

The Bloomingtonian teamed up with the shelter this week to photograph a few of the dogs currently at the shelter, and Herr provided a description of each dog.

“Our dedicated staff and volunteers are working hard day in and day out to provide the best care for our large population of dogs, cats, rabbits and more. With so many wonderful animals at our facility we are sure there is someone for everyone! If adopting a companion animal isn’t in your immediate plans, there are plenty of other ways to help. One of our highest priorities as an organization is keeping our animals socially, mentally and medically sound by providing our animals with enrichment tools, outings and a comfortable place to rest in their kennels. To accomplish this we rely on donations from our wonderful community. Different toys, treats, canned food and bedding is a great way to assist and support the animals in our care as we work towards their adoptions,” said Herr.

The shelter is located at:

3410 S Walnut St
Bloomington, Indiana 47401

(812) 349-3492

Please share the photos here:

Copper is a two year old mix breed with the most amazing set of ears! He was adopted as a tiny puppy 1.5 years ago. He was in a home where he got plenty of activity, but he’s scared of loud noises, and unfortunately, there were a lot of those there. His adopters felt he was constantly uncomfortable and that there was a better home for this big guy out there. He loves to cuddle, but he does seem nervous at the shelter, so please plan to spend a bit of time letting this gentle giant get comfortable with you before deciding if you’re meant to be! (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Sookie is an 8 year old german shepard mix. Sookie is a very sweet and gentle girl. In her foster home, she was good with kids and strangers, ate well and got along with the resident dog. She also learned to sit and will do anything for a pat on the head and some love. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Gunner is one year old bluetick/cattle dog mix and he loves to play and explore! This fun loving guy has excellent dog skills so he would make a great addition to a home with other dogs. Gunner is a curious guy so a nice hike in the woods (on leash of course) would be his idea of a good time! So many smells! (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Meleah is a pint sized bully breed mix who is around 2 years old. This girl is pretty shy when meeting new people and she would love a quiet household. Meleah really shines when she can play with other dogs! She would love to join a home that already has a playful pup or two! (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Lucy is an adorable, young lab mix looking for love! She is almost a year old and very energetic! Lucy loves playing, getting lots of pets, and being the center of attention. In her quest for the spotlight, she can sometimes forget her manners, so she is looking for an adopter that is willing to teach and work with her. If you are interested in adding a wiggly, cuddly, cute little dog into your life, Lucy is the one for you! (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Hunter James is a silly boy who has plenty of energy for walks and adventures. He likes some toys, like the fun squeaky ones, but hasn’t shown interest in boring tennis balls. Hunter previously lived with an older female dog and did well with her. We believe he would enjoy a canine companion in his home, but it isn’t a requirement. Hunter will need a home without cats/small animals. One of his most endearing qualities is his love for children. This stocky guy loves kids of all ages! (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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