Puppy and kitten season has animal shelters across East Tennessee filled to overflowing, and that includes Loudon County.
The shelter can comfortably house about 60 dogs and 40 cats at once, and the director says they took in 250 animals last month.
The shelter works closely with several rescue groups to try to get as many animals adopted as possible.
"We work with several different rescue groups and they're a huge asset because they'll come in and pull animals from our shelter, which opens up space for us for the ones that continue to come in. They average about 60 animals a month that they pull out of here. Last month I think they took 79. So that's a huge number and it really helps out," said Shasta Raby, manager of the Loundon County Animal Shelter.
The shelter director says they're always looking for volunteers to help.
The shelter is also planning an adoption fair for July 14 at Sloan's Village Home Center in Tellico Village.