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Animal Foundation says kennel is full

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A dog lays in a kennel at a Las Vegas-area animal shelter. (File/FOX5) A dog lays in a kennel at a Las Vegas-area animal shelter. (File/FOX5)
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The Animal Foundation announced Monday that it can't hold any more animals, at least until the weekend.

Christine Robinson, executive director of the shelter, said the kennel is at capacity with more than 350 animals waiting to be adopted.

Since there is no more room at the shelter, residents are being asked to postpone surrendering their animal or turning in strays until this weekend, Robinson said. She said that by then the shelter should have more space.

"We are doing everything possible to save as many lives as we can, and if you can hold on to any animal you find or wish to surrender for just a few days, it will make a tremendous difference in our efforts to solve this challenge," Robinson said.

Robinson said that if anyone finds a stray, they should try to find its owner by reporting it to animal control, looking for identification, have it scanned for a microchip or hang posters in the area where the animal was found.

To help find homes for the animals already at the shelter, Robinson announced discounts on adoption fees for almost all dogs and cats.

Robinson said that despite the request, the shelter will never turn away a lost, unwanted or abandoned animal, especially if it is believed to be a health or safety risk.

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