Dog kennels running out of space at RCACP amid ‘dog days of summer’

Roanoke Valley News

The RCACP says this dog is available for adoption as of Thursday, Aug. 5. (Photo: Courtesy RCACP)

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — “The dog days of summer” is not just a saying at the Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection (RCACP) right now — it’s a status update.

The RCACP posted on Facebook on Thursday, Aug. 5 that space is starting to get tight in the shelter’s dog kennels. The center says it is currently caring for 31 adoptable dogs and 14 dogs that are on stray hold.

“We need our community’s help! If you are looking for furry addition to your family, please consider adopting from us in the next few days. We have so many incredible dogs available for adoption right now, from couch potatoes to jogging companions!” the RCACP wrote on Facebook. “…But we are running out of space to house all these sweethearts and we need them to find homes soon.”

If you have lost your dog around the Roanoke Valley in the last few days or the last few weeks, you are asked to call the RCACP at (540) 344-4922 to see if your dog is there — and, if so, set up a time to reunite with them.

Meanwhile, if you are looking to welcome a new canine companion into your home, call the shelter between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to set up an adoption appointment. You can check out the photos of the dogs up for adoption by clicking here.

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