JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- Folks turned out to Animal Care and Protective Services in record numbers Thursday. That after Action News brought you the heartbreaking story of serious overcrowding.
Officials inside will have to start putting the dogs and cats down to alleviate the strain.
The threat is real. So Action News put out a call for help and you are answering.
Two-year-old Daisy can't contain her excitement. She has new parents. And a new home. Susan Neeley and her husband actually found her lost and wandering and dropped her off here. Then, they heard the news.
"We saw the broadcast about euthanasia and dogs having to go down and we just decided we'd come down and see if she was still here. She's still here!" she said.
This week, Action News brought you the story of a shelter filled to the brim. Max capacity here is 390. But right now, there are 466 little guys who need homes in a hurry. The shelter will be forced to start euthanizing them Thursday if they're not adopted.
"I'm excited. She's gonna have a good home," said Neeley.
Gabrielle Sitzler is taking seven-year-old Gretta home to foster her. She knew without acting fast, Gretta didn't have much time left.
"We do what we can to help and hopefully everyone else can find room in their homes for one more at least," said Sitzler.
The job is far from over. There are hundreds more that need your help before its too late.
Even Mayor Alvin Brown made a stop by the shelter today to urge Jacksonville residents to answer the call and rescue the animals.