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Orange County Animal Services waives adoption fees as overcrowding continues – WFTV

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Orange County Animal Shelter is running out of space, the organization said Thursday.


The shelter currently cares for over 500 animals, some at the shelter and some in foster care.

Due to overcrowding, Animal Services will waive adoption fees on 60 animals that can be adopted immediately – those that have already been spayed or spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.

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Animal Services said the shelter received 68 animals on Wednesday and 33 of them were abandoned by their families.

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Orange County Animal Services Director Diane Summers said she has two requests for the community.

“For those in a position to adopt, we implore you to visit the shelter today and bring home a pet,” Summers said. “For those who have found an animal or are looking to adopt one, please exhaust all possible options.”

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The shelter also has a Sleepover program where families can bring animals home as free trial adoptions for up to two weeks.

Click here for more information on the adoption process and the animals you can adopt.

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