Overflowing Animal Shelters Plan Discounted Adoption Event Saturday | Local News

Local animal shelters are teeming with animals, so two of them held an adoption event on Saturday, June 11, in hopes of placing the animals into loving homes.

The Angels of Assisi and the Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection (RCACP) are hosting the adoption event from 1-4 p.m. at 1510 Baldwin Ave. NE to Roanoke

The pets will be available for adoption at discounted prices, Dayna Reynolds, director of community engagement for the Angels of Assisi, said in an email Friday.

“Adoption fees will vary from organization to organization, but will be $25 or less, Reynolds said.

Since the event is taking place at the RCACP, dogs and cats will be available for adoption. The Angels of Assisi will only have dogs available at the RCACP location.

Reynolds said both organizations are “overflowing with adoptable dogs and don’t have space to accommodate more animals.” RCACP is home to strays from Botetourt and Roanoke Counties, the City of Roanoke and the City of Vinton.

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“Because of this, they are often faced with heartbreaking decisions to make room for strays,” Reynolds said. “All local shelters and rescues are at capacity, so RCACP hopes they can avoid these heartbreaking decisions by finding these loving homes.”

Angels of Assisi is a no-kill facility, but Reynolds said freeing up kennel space allows the shelter to take in animals directly from the RCACP.

“Any adoption will help save lives,” Reynolds said.

A new Angels of Assisi facility is under construction at the intersection of Franklin Road and Elm Avenue in southwest Roanoke.

“Our new Community Pet Hospital and Adoption Center is under construction and will allow us to house more animals,” Reynolds said.