Desperate Situation: Shelter given population deadline

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Above, this kitten is one of many possibly in danger of being euthanized due to overcrowding at the Laguna Madre Human Society. Below, Robert Contreras, kennel attendant at the Laguna Madre Humane Society, is shown with Liquorish, a puppy currently up for adoption. (Staff photos by Cole Avery)

Special to the PRESS

shelter deadline2Nearly half of the dogs and cats at the Port Isabel Animal Shelter may be euthanized if they are not adopted by the end of the month.

Beth Fedigan, president of the Laguna Madre Humane Society, said the city recently notified her about overcrowding at the shelter and the potential results if the animals are not adopted.

As of Wednesday, the shelter housed 48 animals, which is about 20 more than the law allows for the available space.

“We’re begging the public to come forward and help them,” Fedigan said.

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