Tallahassee Animal Shelter overpopulated after holiday weekend

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By: Erika Fernandez | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 29, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Animal Shelter is asking for your help. They received an overflow of pets this holiday weekend, and they need the community to come out and adopt.

The shelter said they typically receive adult animals, but staff said they've been receiving a lot of puppies and kittens as well.

The staff says overpopulation is unusual for this time of the year. Drop-offs usually slow down during the winter months, but not this time around.

Pets continue to fill the kennels and cages at the shelter, and not all of them are strays.

"A lot of people surrendering animals, moving, couldn't keep them any longer, and a lot of stray animals coming in as well. Of course we're hopeful that we can return some of them to their homes but for the ones that we do have that are our animals now, we want to adopt them out before the holidays," said Michael St. John with Tallahassee Animal Services.

The shelter is open six days a week, and the staff is encouraging people to stop by and adopt a pet.

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