Pasco County Animal Services say their shelter is now bursting at the seams with adoptable dogs, and they need some caring individuals and families to help find them a home.
“The shelter is currently over capacity for dogs, and we need help right now,” said Mike Shumate, the county’s animal services manager, in a release.
The dogs, he said, have been spayed or neutered, microchipped, and have all their vaccinations.
The shelter is looking both for adoptive families and foster homes for dogs. Although not as widely known as adopting, fostering can help save the lives of two animals — the one with the temporary home, and the new dog that would take his place at the shelter.
The county continues to work toward saving 90 percent of its population, a far cry from the 46 percent euthanizing rate in 2012 before the program was implemented.
Since the program started, more than 2,300 animals have been saved from being put down, county officials said.
The adoption center is located at 19640 Dogpatch Lane in Land O’ Lakes. It is open from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and on Thursday from noon until 6:30 p.m.
For information, visit PascoCountyFl.net/PAS, or call (813) 929-1212.