MWC Animal Shelter seeking loving homes, volunteers

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MIDWEST CITY, Okla. --A local animal shelter is trying to find a few forever homes for pets that are without a family.

The Midwest City Animal Shelter currently has 38 dogs and 26 cats all looking for a home.

The shelter, while just a temporary home, is trying to make things a little nicer for the animals and those who come to see them.

However, the shelter is in need of a little assistance to make those improvements.

Each day, around eight to 10 animals are brought in to the shelter.

Right now, upgrades are being made to the flooring and the reception area but there are still needs that are not being met.

Major Robert Cornelison, with the Midwest City Police Department, said, "You know, in today's economy no one has an unlimited budget."

On July 1, the Midwest City Police Department took over control of the shelter.

Their goal is to make it better but they need volunteers and donations to make that possible.

Cornelison said, "There is always a need for pet food, little pet beds, medication for the animals."

They would also like to completely fence in the back area so the dogs can have a place to get a little exercise.

Another need is for medical care.

Cornelison said, "Right now, we don't have any on site care for the animals."

It's something they hope to find funding for but they rely on volunteers or donations for help.

The last need is the most important; loving homes for all the cats and dogs.

Cornelison said, "We do our best to get them adopted out or get the ones we find back to their owners."

The shelter tries to hold an adoption event every weekend somewhere in the metro.

If you are interested in adopting one of the pets, you can contact the Midwest City Animal Shelter at (405) 427-6640.

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