Jerseyville Animal Shelter Struggles To Stay Open

JERSEYVILLE, IL (KMOX) – A Metro East “no kill” animal shelter is in need of human and financial help.

Riverbend Humane Society in Jerseyville owner Frank Anderson says that because of the tough economy, the shelter has been taking in large numbers of animals.

“People just don’t have the money to take care of them and that burden falls on us,” he said. “We have people drop animals off on us left and right all the time. We adopt animals out, we take care of their needs, medical, what it should be,” he said.

Riverbend, on Chrystal Lake Rd. in Jerseyville’s south side, is in need of volunteers, donations – such as food and cleaning supplies – and also monetary contributions. Anderson said no amount is too small.

Riverbend operates with a staff of four and a few volunteers. Veterinarian services are contracted out. Right now Anderson says they are providing shelter and care to nearly 30 dogs and 40 cats.

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