TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - If you’re looking to adopt a pet, this weekend would be a good time to do it. Both the Hillsborough County’s Pet Resource Center and the Humane Society of Tampa Bay say they are over capacity.
County officials say, as of Friday morning, the Pet Resource Center had 255 dogs, which is 104 percent of the shelter’s official capacity. Their dog population at PRC has remained “stubbornly” near or just above capacity for several weeks, spokesman Todd Pratt said.
Shelter managers are asking Hillsborugh County residents to help ease the crowding by adopting a pet. The Pet Resource Center, at 440 N. Falkenburg, is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Adoptable pets at the shelter are viewable online.
Meanwhile, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay is making a similar plea. They say they are at maximum capacity and have started putting two dogs in each kennel, which normally house only one animal each.
"We have no space left, no kennels open for dogs right now. So we're having to find buddies and put them together in kennels to find space," explained Danyelle Ho, HSTB's director of shelter operations.
The Humane Society is running two specials to help get pets adopted. Any dog over 50 pounds will be $50 for adoption, while cats over 4 months old are $15.
HSTB’s adoptable pets are also viewable online.