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CASPCA Reduces Adoption Fees to Help Make Space before Storm Arrives

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The CASPCA is reducing adoption fees ahead of Hurricane Florence The CASPCA is reducing adoption fees ahead of Hurricane Florence
Angie Gunter and one of the cats at the shelter Angie Gunter and one of the cats at the shelter
The shelter wants to free up space in case more animals need to be taken in The shelter wants to free up space in case more animals need to be taken in
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

In preparation for whatever kind of weather event comes, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is making room for any animals that may be displaced.

The CASPCA is discounting its adult cat and dog adoption fees to $40 until Friday, September 14.

The shelter is pretty filled up right now, and it wants to make room in case it needs to take in any furry friends displaced by the storm.

Staff members are also asking people to foster pets to help reduce numbers in preparation for the storm.

The shelter will be open all week, and asks the public to donate any extra dry food, crates, flashlights, or leashes just in case.

Its first priority is taking in displaced animals from Albemarle County and Charlottesville, but staff members have also spoken with southern shelters to extend a helping hand.

“Certainly we will help out if we have space,” Angie Gunter, the director of the CASPCA, said. “Our first priority will be taking care of this community, and then whatever space we have - absolutely. I've already been contacted by groups to see if we can be on a list to help. And again, as long as we're OK here, we're more than happy to help."

Gunter adds that the shelter has an unusual amount of strays. Right now, that number is up to 27.

She wants to remind pet owners that if they're missing an animal to check with the shelter to see if it’s been taken in there.

The shelter plans to be open all weekend from 12-6 p.m. If its hours change, it will be posted on the shelter’s website or Facebook page.