FORT MILL — The Humane Society of York County is at full capacity.
“This is Flash, he’s been here a long time,” said volunteer Mary Beth Knapp. “He went home, but he grew and grew and he’s still a puppy. He just needs a home.”
The shelter’s rooms are full of kittens, puppies, cats and dogs.
“We have 40 kittens in foster care and around 90 in the building,” Knapp said. “That’s easier because people love kitties and puppies. It’s harder when there are amazing animals who have been here too long.”
Along with Flash, Penny is a pup who has been at the shelter her entire life.
“She’s wonderful. She needs to go. She’ll have sleepovers with our Furry Friend program and come back depressed,” Knapp said.
The shelter nearly dodged the spring rush, but had an influx of animals in early May that stretched the staff and facilities.
“The volunteers are exhausted. They get here early in the morning and stay all day,” Knapp said.
The HSYC encourages anyone interested in adopting a shelter animal to stop in. Adoption fees for cats are $75 and $60 for each additional cat; dogs are $180 and each additional canine is $90. The fee includes spay or neutering, some vaccinations and a heartworm test.
“Adopted pets are the best pets,” said HSYC Canine Coordinator Lori Criminger. “They’re grateful for being saved.”
For more information and to learn how to get involved, go to humanesocietyofyorkcounty.org.