Gwinnett shelter at capacity; rescues and adoptive families needed

Photos courtesy of Gwinnett County animal shelter.

Photos courtesy of Gwinnett County animal shelter.

Gwinnett Animal Shelter is full and needs the public's help to make more room for pets in need.

The shelter has been at or near capacity for much of the past two weeks. In less than two weeks in June, the shelter took in more than 450 animals, a Facebook post said.

Summer months can be especially difficult for shelters because cats often deliver litters in the spring and summer, putting a higher burden on municipal groups including Gwinnett Animal Shelter.

The shelter also urged people to check for their lost pets at the Winder Highway facility. July Fourth fireworks can sometimes spook pets, causing them to run away from home and wind up at a shelter.

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