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Wake County Animal Shelter Overcrowded

Posted July 21, 2003 5:52 a.m. EDT

— The

Wake County Animal Shelter

is busting at the seams with the addition of 41 dogs and cats brought there over the weekend.

The shelter said that is the most animals it has received at one time, except for court cases.

"Right now I have probably over 300 animals in this facility. That is pushing our space. I have 140 dog kennels and 90 cat cages," shelter director Nancy Clemmons said.

The shelter is crowded most days and animals are sharing cages.

Clemmons continues to remind the public about of the importance of spaying and neutering.

"Animals are less likely to roam if they have been altered. Male cats won't spray if they have been altered. So there are so many good reasons to [have this done]," she said.

Clemmons also reminds people who want a pet to consider adoption. The Wake County Animal Shelter is open seven days a week.


SPCA of Wake County

also has a bottleneck of kittens and cats waiting for adoption. It is offering $20 off its $95 cat adoption fee this Friday and Saturday.