ABILENE, Texas — The Abilene Animal Services had a high intake over the holiday weekend. Just last week, the shelter had 143 dogs and cats.
"In the last three days we've taken in 178 dogs and cats,” shelter supervisor, Jackie Hernandez said.
The shelter has run out of space and might be forced to make tough decisions, such as euthanizing the animals.
"The decision to euthanize is solely made that day depended upon space, the goal is always to not euthanize, and to get the animals out the door,” Hernandez said.
Volunteers and animal control officers have been working hard getting lost pets back home.
"We have volunteers coming in everyday who check the lost and found boards, check social media, and who work our kennels,” Hernandez said.
So far, eight animals have been reclaimed and 18 have been adopted.
To find out more, go to, http://abilenetx.gov/how-do-i/adopt-an-animal.