Corinth animal shelter struggling to keep doors open
"The emails come in, they say urgent, please help!" said Meredith Fiel, Executive Director at Adirondack Save A Stray in Corinth.
Every single day, as she scrolls through the faces of abused and abandoned animals, Fiel is tasked with making a gut-wrenching decision.
"What do you do? Do you let the animals get euthanized in high kill shelters? Or do you bite the bullet and say we've got to save them, we've got to raise the funds?" she explained.
Fiel says lately, the shelter has been struggling financially to keep its doors open.
For almost 30 years, Fiel has rescued animals from high kill shelters in the south, but getting them here, isn't cheap.
"Our transport costs are astronomical,” she said.
And veterinary charges are through the roof. Plus, Fiel says the winter we've had was tough on the business.
"We've had to close several days because we couldn't get here. We had girls coming in up to their waist in snow."
Fiel says the no-kill shelter is almost always filled to capacity. Today alone, they took in 23 dogs.
They receive no local, state, or federal funding -- and exist entirely on generosity. With no end to the wait list of animals in need of loving homes, Fiel says the shelter is begging for help.
"It doesn't matter how you help us, we're grateful. We are grateful for any help we can get."
The shelter is asking for volunteers, donations -- whether that's money, pet food, pet supplies, litter -- and of course for people to come and adopt their animals so that