Summer is the hardest time of the year at Hillsborough County Pet Resources.
There are hundreds of faces in these kennels, more than 600 as of last Friday.
Many of the animals were surrendered by their owners for a myriad of reasons. And the odds are not good they'll be adopted.
"It's probably a 50-50 shot at best. We're asking people to either try to find the placement themselves, to hang on to the animal for three or four weeks until we get over this peak time,” Hillsborough Pet Resources director Scott Trebatowski said.
“Or if they've lost a job or something and just need a little helping hand, come in and talk to us and we'll hook them up
with the community resource that they need,” he continued.
The center begins discount adoptions Saturday to help make space for more animals.