Gwinnett County Animal Shelter is discounting adoption fees to address overcrowding.
The shelter is full, meaning that animals who have been inside for a while could be in danger of euthanization to make room for new animals.
“The biggest concern is that we constantly take in more animals. We need to make space for the constant inflow,” said Cindy Wiemann, the division assistant manager for Gwinnett’s Animal Welfare and Enforcement.
To encourage adoption, shelter officials have extended their summer catapalooza adoption rates. Through September, new pet parents can adopt dogs and puppies for $30. Cats and kittens can be adopted for $10.
“This includes vaccinations, microchips and sterilization — that’s spaying or neutering,” Wiemann said.
Wiemann said medium and big dogs are in most urgent need of adoption right now. The shelter’s running out of pens that will fit them.