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Tri-City Animal Control is Full

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PASCO, Wa.,--Tri-City Animal Control is at full capacity. Every cage and kennel is filled. With more and more animals arriving each week, facility space becomes the pressing issue. They are simply running out of room. They need your help providing a better tomorrow for these animals.

"if you adopt an animal, its just like adopting a child," said angela zilar. You have a lifelong commitment with that animal."

Parents to more than 166 animals, Director Angela Zilar and her staff are providing around-the- clock-care and housing to cats and dogs who are either unwanted or who have gone unclaimed by their original owners. But space to accommodate these scenarios is running out..and fast.

"Trying not to euthanize and trying to get as many animals adopted, it causes the crunch time, or the, the full facilities which is where we're at now," said Zilar.

Animal Control has 64 kennels for dogs and an additional 34 for cats. A reason why so many animals are coming in is due to a lack of spay and neutering. Even though the facility is running off of minimal resources, Zilar is not making any excuses.

"We have to allow our facility to be able to take animals everyday," said Zilar. We can't just shut it off and say we can't take anymore."

275 animals were taken in last month. 54 were returned to their owners while 165 were adopted by both individuals and Rescue groups. However, these agencies are also full and can no longer support anymore animals. If your pet has been missing, Zilar implores you to not give up hope. It's likely that your best friend is at Tri-City Animal Control.

"People need to continue to come back in," said Zilar. They need to come in and look for animals."