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Animal shelters in Albuquerque are too full to accept any more animals

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According to Tuesday's KOAT 7 News, the animal shelters in Albuquerque, N.M., are filled to capacity and unable to take any additional pets in.

Dr. Nicole Vigil, a senior veterinarian for the city of Albuquerque animal shelters told KOAT News:

Each shelter has roughly 500 animals. That's really over capacity,

We're asking any citizen who wants to surrender or relinquish a pet to join a waiting list."

The situation in the area reflects the an issue which impacts facilities across the nation...too many unwanted animals and not enough adopters and/or rescue agencies to help.

Facilities in this area are hoping to work with owners who want to get rid of their pets; free food and spay or neuter surgeries are among the options to help pets stay with their current guardian.

According to the City of Albuquerque website, adoption prices for dogs are as follows:

$80 for puppies under 6 months of age
$50 for puppies and dogs 6 months to 3 years of age
$40 for dogs over 3 years of age

And cats:

$50 for kittens under 6 months of age
$30 for kittens and cats 6 months to 3 years of age
$20 for cats over 3 years of age

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