Posted November 27, 2019 | 2:08 PM

Overcrowded Pet Shelter Prompts 'Home Before the Holidays' Special

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Nov. 27, 2019) - The kennels are overflowing at the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, where the PRC has halved adoption fees in an attempt to get dogs and cats "Home Before the Holidays.''

The kennel was at 106 percent capacity for dogs and 94 percent for cats as of this morning. The half-off special lasts until Dec. 31. All dogs and cats are microchipped, vaccinated, registered, and spayed or neutered.

PRC officials also are inviting residents to take the #FosterExpressChallenge and foster a dog for as little as two hours up to two weeks - enough time to take a dog on a field trip or give them a full holiday break. Short-term fostering can be a great way for adoptable dogs to get a much-needed respite from life in the shelter, and the additional exposure could help them find a forever home.

The Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, 440 N. Falkenburg Road, is the only open-admissions shelter in Hillsborough County, meaning the shelter accepts all dogs and cats regardless of breed, size, or medical condition. The shelter is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Dogs and cats available for adoption are also viewable online.

Links: Photos of a few current PRC residents


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