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Dallas Animal Services Overcrowded, Begging for Adoptions



    Dallas Animal Shelter Very Overcrowded

    Dallas Animal Services is dealing with overcrowding and begging for people to rescue a pet. (Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014)

    Dallas Animal Services is asking anyone who’s been thinking about adopting a pet to do so now.

    The shelter is dealing with such overcrowding issues, it’s being forced to euthanize animals.

    Jody Jones, a spokeswoman with DAS, said normally every day the shelter will receive around 70 animals.

    But right now, they're getting more than double that number, about 150 per day.

    “And sadly, yes, we do have to euthanize animals to make space for the animals needing to come in,” Jones said.

    Jones said the shelter does everything in its power to avoid that situation, including foster homes and sending the pets to other shelters.

    “You can see it right away when you get them, too. You feel like you saved a life,” said Dallas resident Alan Krutulis, who is looking to adopt.

    During the month of August, it is offering several deals for potential pet owners.

    Including just a $30 fee on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. And if a dog has been at the shelter for longer than two weeks, they're free.

    Every animal adopted out will be spayed or neutered and have a microchip.