Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection at capacity, pleads for public’s help

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The Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection in Roanoke County has reached capacity, and needs the public’s help. 

The shelter has taken in more than 30 dogs in the past several days. That has put the shelter over its maximum capacity, meaning that it may be forced to put some dogs down to make more room. 

“That’s our last resort. We don’t want to do that. But we have to let the public know that it’s a possibility so that they’re not caught off guard when they come in our shelter. But that’s our last resort and we are hoping not to do that at all,” said Mike Warner, RCACP’s interim executive director.

The shelter also started a new program several weeks ago that allows the public to take dogs out on field trips. The program is said to be doing well, though it’s too soon to know how it will impact adoptions. 

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