JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The city's Animal Care and Protective Services reported overcrowding at its shelter earlier this week and called upon the public to adopt dogs and cats and the public is answering that call.
The city reported it might have to euthanize dogs or cats if they were not adopted to families.
As of 5:10 p.m., the shelter reported 34 adoptions, 26 rescued (animals picked up by rescues) and 15 animals going to foster homes. That makes a total of 75 animals taken out of the shelter Friday. 112 were taken out Thursday.
Thirty-one new animals will be ready for adoption Saturday after receiving vaccinations and being sterilized, according to Monica Landeros, public communications officer for the city of Jacksonville.
"While these numbers are promising, ACPS wants to stress it needs a few more successful days like yesterday and today to get back to regular numbers," Landeros said.
ACPS is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about adoption or foster care, visit the ACPS Facebook page.
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