:( But they still need help. Please spread the word!
I grew up in Pasco County Florida so, as my Facebook and Twitter peeps know, I will often post pets that need help from the animal shelter there.
Well, now those pets need more help than ever.
Pasco County is in a capacity crisis. They've gotten dozens of dogs in the past few weeks and they can't keep them. Some 133 dogs are currently are at the shelter. There are many rescues in Pasco, but not enough people to adopt or foster. The situation is so bad that one of the local TV stations actually did a story about it.
You can read the story and see the video on the WTSP website by CLICKING HERE.
Several dogs will be euthanized Wednesday if they do not find homes. Cats, meanwhile, could be killed at any time, because cats in the shelter are a larger problem, so there is no holding period for them.
Here are some of the dogs on the euthanasia list:
|Bumper, a rottie mix who was overprotective of his owner's child.|
|Marley, a retriever mix who was surrendered when his owner went on active duty.|
|An unnamed pit mix who came in as a stray. Volunteers say she's very scared,|
You can find more dogs, and more information about each dog on the Friends of the Animals of Pasco Facebook page.
The shelter is at 19640 DogPatch Lane in Land O'Lakes Florida, 34638.
To call (lines are open Tuesday-Friday, noon-4:30):
727-834-3216 or 727-834-3218 or 813-929-1212.
Hours of operation to the public:
Tuesday & Wednesday: 12:00pm-4:30pm.
Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm-4:30pm.