The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society needs your help. Hundreds of animals have been dropped off, and that’s just in one month.

In the month of September alone, 671 pets were dropped off at the Humane Society. 
That means a lot of strain is put on the Humane Society staff and the supplies. Which means there is a big need here, right now. 

“Very draining. It’s very draining on the system. It’s draining on staff. The public. We’re always asking for people to come and help. They’ve been so good,” said Sioux Falls Area Humane Society Executive Director, Kori Baade. 

Even with the extra help, there is still a huge need at the shelter. The Humane Society did construct a large addition to the building just three years ago, but they’re already filling up regularly. An average month sees about 400 to 500 drop-offs.

“Right when school starts we see this sort of an uptick because people are going back to school. The kids aren’t home anymore to watch the animals. So they give the animals up,” said Baade. 

They also see this same trend around the holidays, when people don’t like to be inconvenienced by pets in their homes.

With so many animals right now, the staff are asking for more adoptive families. They just ask that you make sure you’re ready to be a forever home before you take one of these furry friends with you.

“It’s a hard process to look through but we are very particular about adoption up here and that’s why. Because we want it to be a good match for you so you don’t have to go through that,” said Baade. 

Now, to help out with the high demand, the Humane Society is hosting a craft and bake sale tomorrow, Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm at the Humane Society.