FORT CARSON, Colo. -

As of January 1, stray and abandoned animals found at Ft. Carson will no longer be accepted at the Humane Society.

The Humane Society tells KRDO Newschannel 13 they are no longer able to facilitate the strays, saying they receive close to 1,000 strays from Ft. Carson per year.

Ft. Carson has negotiated a new contract with another kennel located in Fountain.

?We thought about it a long time, we just about didn?t do it and then Ft. Carson called us and said they couldn?t find anyone else that had a facility big enough to do it. So, we finally stepped up and said ?well, we?ll try it and see what happens,?? said Merle Maser, owner of Land of Ahs Kennel.

Land of Ahs Kennel also boards and grooms animals on the property, and Maser said they are capable of holding up to 190 animals.

Maser said because of state laws, they house Ft. Carson strays in separate kennels because they are uncertain whether the animals are up-to-date on shots.

Maser said they will be housing the strays for five days in hopes the animal?s owner will reclaim them. After the five days are up, the animals will be up for adoption.

Maser said they will be listing the animals they receive from Ft. Carson on their website, www.fcar.biz.