San Francisco Animal and Care Control officials are asking anyone who is considering giving up their dogs to hold off as they have run out of kennel space at their shelter.

The taxpayer-funded shelter is experiencing “an unprecedented and severe dog overcrowding situation.” On average, the shelter has been accepting 25 more dogs per month than in previous years.

Animal Care and Control is hoping to free space by reducing adoption fees by 50 percent through September 12. For now, officials said that if the public finds stray dogs, they are being asked to temporarily house them and register that they have found a dog.

Animal Care and Control provides housing, care and medical treatment to wild, exotic and domestic stray, lost, abandoned, sick injured or surrendered animals.



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