“I’ve never seen numbers this high,” Oklahoma animal shelter operating well over capacity

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BARTLESVILLE, Okla. – A local animal shelter says it is operating well over its capacity.

Staff at the Washington County SPCA say the shelter is only meant to hold 250 cats and dogs at a time.

On Tuesday, they were taking care of 356 cats and dogs.

“I’ve never seen numbers this high,” said Sherry Stinson, the Washington County board president. “We have one adoption and then we have someone bring in six more.”

At this point, officials say they are not euthanizing any of the animals.

However, they say it is a possibility if the animals aren’t adopted soon.

“When you have to walk by a kennel, and you see an animal looking at you, and it’s happy, and you know that you’re getting ready to say, ‘This one has to die,’ it’s the hardest thing in the world,” Stinson told KJRH  tearfully.

In an attempt to find homes for the dogs, the shelter has reduced its adoption fees.

If you can’t adopt, you can also help the shelter by volunteering or by simply spaying or neutering your pet.

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