WASHINGTON(WJLA) - The Washington Humane Society has waived fees on all adoptions through Christmas because of an influx of surrendered pets.
In just 48 hours, the Humane Society's New York Avenue location took in 26 dogs surrendered by their owners before the holidays.
"We just don't have the space," Christie Lyn Diller, the director of marketing for the Humane Society, said. "There are just way more pets coming in than there are going out."
The Humane Society has been so overwhelmed that their facility is being forced to use some of its office space to house some of its animals.
While the $170 dog adoption fee has been waived, dog adopters living in D.C. will still be required to pay a $15 license fee. All other animals are completely free.
All WHS pets go home spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.
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