The shelter closed on Monday for Memorial Day, but that didn’t mean the animals stopped coming. On Tuesday, even more dogs and cats continued to pour in — one dog was even abandoned in the parking lot.
By Tuesday, shelter workers found themselves caring for a whopping 375 abandoned pets, all in need of homes.
“When I checked the very first thing this morning, we were at 407 animals that are available for adoption,” Kerry McKeel, the shelter’s media specialist, told The Dodo on Wednesday. “That’s not including all the animals we currently have in foster care or in our transport section [animals that will be moved to another adoption facility] of the shelter.”
On Tuesday, the shelter posted a 10-minute video to Facebook along with a plea for help. In the video, the camera moves through the halls, showing the many dogs and cats stuck in cramped cages, face after sweet furry face poking through the chain-link enclosures inquisitively.