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NHC Animal Control Shelter has Saturday hours cut

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Another impact from New Hanover County budget cuts started Saturday. The NHC Animal Control Shelter no longer has Saturday hours.

Animal control officers will continue to provide emergency response on the weekends, but doors will be closed to the public as well as staff.

Other rescue shelters understand the need to cut costs, but worry closing the county shelter on Saturdays could hurt adoptions. “I think it could hurt, possibly the families, like I said, that want to adopt Saturday morning. On a family type day to go and adopt a pet, it’s a wonderful thing and what are the families going to do that can’t take off during the week or children that are in school,” said Teresa Rodgers of Carolina Boxer Rescue.

If you want to adopt a pet on the weekend, you can contact one of the few rescue shelters in the county or the Humane Society. Adopting is a good way to help control the pet population.

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Another impact from New Hanover County budget cuts started Saturday. The NHC Animal Control Shelter no longer has Saturday hours.

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