NBC10- Nefertiti Jaquez
Just this week alone, hundreds of pets have been turned over to a local animal shelter by their owners. NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez went to the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia where those family pets are being surrendered.
In the span of one week, Animal Care & Control of Philadelphia says they've taken in 900 animals surrendered to them by area families.
"We're seeing a lot of animals coming through the door, which is typical in the summer," said Natalie Smith, of Animal Care & Control.
Smith says there are various reasons why people give up their pets-- for some its financial while others maybe forced to give them up because they move someplace new that won't allow pets.
"In the summer, we typically get between 25 to 30 dogs into our shelter a day," said Smith, who says the shelter's maximum capacity is 600 animals.
"Space is limited and animals are at risk of euthanasia in this shelter. So we try to do creative marketing for foster care and adoptions," said Smith.
Here's information on adoption prices at Animal Care & Control:
Adult cats: $10
Kittens: $ 30
Older Cats ( 5+ years): FREE
Puppies (under 6 months): $200
Adult dogs (over 6 months): $40
Pen Pal Dogs: $20
Benefactor dogs: $250
Feline Friday: Every Friday from 5pm-8pm - get a FREE Adult Cat!