The Humane Society of Lincoln County animal shelter has stopped providing services.
Huntsville’s WAFF says that Lincoln County and the city of Fayetteville entered a new budget year, without enough funding to keep the shelter running the way it needs to.
Fayetteville City administrator Keith Owens says budget cuts were the sole factor in closing the shelter.
Owens said the city raised the shelter’s funding over the last six years, and the shelter would have cost $75,000 to operate in the 2023 fiscal year.
As of right now, Lincoln County is not providing any animal control services, but city officials hope to implement their plan later in the month.
No animals in the shelter will be euthanized.