Animal Shelter Overcrowding Causes Euthanizations
ALACHUA-- Cats and dogs have been raining on one county's animal services department.
The flood of pets means trouble for some of the animals.
For a week now the Alachua County Shelter has been well over capacity.
The Alachua County Animal Rescue had to put down ten animals today alone.
Young or old these animals are waiting for people to come in and give them a forever home.
Currently the shelter has 224 cats which is more than double the amount of cages they have.
The shelter does not have a say in which animals get euthanized.
It depends on things such as how long they've in the shelter and their health
Alvin Herrera heard about the need for animals to be adopted and while hes never had a cat before it just felt right to go there.
(Alvin Herrera, pet adopter) "Coming here and seeing how the animals are and looking into their eyes, and seeing their all really lovely animals they just want a nice home and to be loved and cared for. "
The shelter has adopted out 341 pets since starting the Rachel Ray challenge June 1st.
They want to remind people that there are many different options, such as, friends or social media to turn to instead of giving a pet up for adoption.
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