Animal shelters hope people adopt this holiday as max capacity reached

HOUSTON -- Animal shelters face an uphill battle this holiday season. Many are at or over capacity. Some like Fort Bend County Animal Services told abc13 they actually see a spike in drop offs this time of year.

Director Rene Vasquez said they've turned to social media to help find forever homes for the pets. Vasquez explained they don't want to face a difficult decision for animals who've been at the shelter for weeks or even months.

"It helps. We put a push list out and we make the public aware. We're extremely full and we need help. It has really, really worked," said Vasquez. "We do get a lot of animals that come in. Unfortunately, people go on vacation and we have seen where a person will drop off an animal to our shelter."

Workers currently care for about 130 dogs and cats at the Fort Bend County shelter. They said that number is about double their comfortable capacity.

While they encourage pet adoptions, they remind the public to understand the responsibilities which come with pet ownership. For more information about animal services, head over to their website.
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