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Hillsborough County shelter full, animals in need of homes before the holidays

Posted at 12:14 PM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 12:28:20-05

Calling all animal lovers! The Hillsborough County Pet Resouce Center is FULL of animals that need forever homes before the holidays.

The shelter has halved all adoption fees in an attempt to entice more adoptions.

"The kennel was at 106 percent capacity for dogs and 94 percent for cats as of this morning," the resource center said. "The half-off special lasts until Dec. 31. All dogs and cats are microchipped, vaccinated, registered, and spayed or neutered."

Residents all also invited to take the "Foster Express Challenge" and foster a dog for a little as two hours up to two weeks.

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"Enough time to take a dog on a field trip or give them a full holiday break," the shelter said. "Short-term fostering can be a great way for adoptable dogs to get a much-needed respite from life in the shelter, and the additional exposure could help them find a forever home."

The Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center is located at 440 N. Falkenburg Road and is the only open-admissions shelter in Hillsborough County, meaning the shelter accepts all dogs and cats regardless of breed, size or medical condition.

The shelter is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Dogs and cats available for adoption are also viewable online here.