The Friends of Perry Animal Shelter group says they’re inundated with calls from people seeking to surrender their pets, according to 13WMAZ.
Friends Of The Perry Animal Shelter (FOPAS) has more animals than they can handle. The group posted on Facebook saying adoptions are low, but the number of animals is at an all-time high.
This weekend they received more than 50 calls of people wanting to surrender their animals.
“Unfortunately, yes. I have to say ‘Friends of Perry Animal Shelter is full at this time, I’m sorry.’ And then they ask for other rescues and shelters and I give them as many as I can think of, but unfortunately they’re full too,” said [Assistant Director Amanda] Johnson.
“Our animal control is busting full right now. I think she is right at capacity. We have not been able to pull from them in the last two or three weeks because we’ve had so many here,” said [Director Lynne] Gibbs.
“It’s just overwhelming how many people have called. It is really upsetting to listen to those people plead for help for those animals. And there’s nothing I can do about it,” said Johnson.