Maxed out animal services needs pup fosters

Alachua County Animal Services (ACAS) has put out an urgent call for adoption and fostering help. 

“We are overflowing with dogs!” read an ACAS Facebook post.

The department reported taking in 310 dogs in May and June, leading to overcrowding. 

“Though we’ve adopted dogs, transferred dogs to our rescue group partners, and reunited dogs with their owners, we still have more dogs than we do kennel space,” the ACAS post said. “We have committed ourselves to only euthanizing dangerous or incurably unhealthy dogs but we need our community’s help NOW.”

Through Saturday, ACAS is offering adoptions at a cost of just $4.

ACAS is also asking area citizens to foster a dog for two weeks. You do not need to live in Alachua County to foster, and ACAS will provide supplies. 

Kaine, a dog available for adoption through Alachua County Animal Services

“We will give you a dog crate, food, and all supplies,” the Facebook post said.

ACAS is making all of its dogs available for visits from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“By fostering with ACAS, you’re saving lives of our community’s pet population and we also think fostering comes with a lot of laughs and loves as our dogs are grateful!” the post said. “We hope to see you soon!”

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