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The original item was published from 4/22/2019 11:23:58 AM to 5/4/2019 12:00:18 AM.
Posted on: April 22, 2019
[ARCHIVED] RCACP Has Reached Capacity for Stray Dogs
Roanoke, VA – The Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection has reached capacity for stray dogs all sizes. We have received a high number of intakes for dogs over the last two weeks. If you are missing your dog companion, please come to the shelter located at 1510 Baldwin Avenue, NE, to see if your dog is at the shelter. We are an open intake shelter and, as such, cannot turn any stray animal away so room must be made to accommodate the incoming stray animals.
If you are interested in adopting a dog, please also visit us so that the kennel space will be available for the dogs that have been owner relinquished and the unclaimed strays that are waiting on vetting to be made available. . In addition, if you are considering relinquishing your dog, please talk to us about options to keep your dog in a loving home.
The RCACP is your local, tax-funded intake shelter. Dogs that are brought into the shelter must be kept by law for the required stray hold time, which is either 5 or 10 days depending on the information that is brought in with the animal. If you are missing your pet, now is the time to come to the shelter to ensure that your pet is safely reunited with you.
Breakdown of Dog Population:
Available Dogs: 21
Dogs on Stray Hold: 24
Dogs off Stray Hold or Owner Relinquished Waiting on Vetting: 46
The animals at RCACP are our community animals that need the community to help them. Please show your support by either claiming your lost pet or adopting those animals that are available.