BREAKING: Hoarding Case Pushes Animal Shelter Over the Limit

SAN ANGELO, TX – San Angelo Animal Services officials said Wednesday that there are problems with overpopulation at the animal shelter due to a hoarding situation animal control had to clean up.

The San Angelo Animal Shelter is over capacity because the hoarding case resulted in 14 dogs impounded at the shelter all at once.

Officials at the shelter are concerned, "Per direction from City Council, the shelter may not hold more than 180 dogs at any given time. Certain circumstances permit for up to 20 additional dogs to be housed for a maximum of one week, such as canine hoarding cases," the City stated.

Animal Services staff said it is working to reunite owned dogs with their owners while Concho Valley PAWS is arranging a transport to another rescue.

A free adoption event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Concho Valley PAWS, 3134 N US Highway 67. Hot chocolate, Santa and sweets for people and pets will all be there. Leashed and vaccinated pets are welcome. Photos with Santa will be available for a donation amount of your choice.

Guests may register to win items such as AirPods, Eufy RoboVac 11S and a $100 Amazon gift card. Anyone who adopts or fosters a dog at this event will be registered to win a new pet gift set, which includes dog food, a dog crate, training classes and more.

The shelter must be under 180 dogs by Wednesday, Dec. 21. Adoptions, fosters and transports are urgently needed to help the at-risk animals avoid euthanasia.

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