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Overcrowded shelter seeks to maintain "No-Kill" status

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Updated: 5/15/2013 5:31 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Animal Care and Protective Services is putting out a new call for adoptions after its shelter surpassed its limit.

ACPS says it has 170 dogs and 38 cats as of Wednesday. Normal capacity is 58 dogs and 30 cats for adoption.

The shelter says it is trying hard not to put down the animals.

"Over the past few years, we have made great strides in reducing euthanasia in Jacksonville," said ACPS Division Chief Scott Trebatoski. "We still, however, face serious overcrowding issues. Our goal is to never have to euthanize an adoptable pet, but we need broad community support to reach that goal. Right now, there are more than 100 dogs needing homes and as many as 100 per day entering the shelter. We have dogs in offices and every other reasonable space available to us."

In order to maintain Jacksonville's "No-kill" community status, prices for dog and puppy adoptions are reduced to $20.

ACPS is located at 2020 Forest Street. Adoption hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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nativejax - 5/16/2013 1:15 PM
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Please donate for these poor little pets...WE, as a stupid people 'domesticated' them for our own 'reasons'. They deserve to be fed, spayed, nuetered and housed now, since we 'took back' the love and affection they use to get from us. I wish I was rich, I know exactly where my money would go, until we start treating these 'pets' the way they should be...as God tells us to.
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