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Shelter overcrowded, emergency adoptions are needed

7:05 PM, Sep 20, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Animal Care and Protective Services is desperately overcrowded and asking the public for emergency help.

ACPS fears they may have to start euthanizing cats or dogs as early as Thursday, if the shelters are still overrun.

The shelter can hold a maximum of 390 animals, but was inundated with about 460 pets.

It an unexpected increase, as ACPS usually sees a downturn in intake around this time of year. The City says the uptick could be due to families turning in their pets as the school year begins.

Anyone wishing to adopt or foster an animal can go directly to the shelter, located at 2020 Forest Street. They are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

The shelter is even running an adoption deal right now: $30 each for adoptions or $40 for two animals, that number does include the license fee.

A City representative tells First Coast News they are expecting many calls and people coming into the shelter Thursday to help out.

First Coast News

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