HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Harris County Animal Shelter is having occupancy issues, forcing shelter officials to make a public cry for help.
are way over capacity. I would say triple capacity. Right now, we are
at 420 animals and we know more will be coming in tomorrow. We get about
60 to 80 on average a day," explained Kerry McKeel, the senior
More than 100 animals were surrendered in the last 24 hours. The shelter was built to accommodate about 150 animals.
to the space issue is Hurricane Florence. McKeel says the shelter often
transports animals to out-of-state shelters with room. The hurricane
cancelled this week's transport. Those resources have been diverted to
the East Coast.
Adoption is ideal. Many animals are ready to go right now, and fostering is needed, too.