Fayetteville animal shelter full, dog intake limited to emergencies only

Camper is a 1-year-old pup available for adoption at the Fayetteville animal shelter. (Fayetteville Animal Services)

The Fayetteville animal shelter is at full capacity for dogs, and will only accept new dogs in an emergency situation.

The shelter will continue to intake cats as normal.

Adoptions have been few and far between this summer, said Justine Lentz, the city’s animal services superintendent.

“We only have so many kennels,” Lentz said. “We are committed to not euthanizing animals to make space, but that means we must currently limit dog intakes to injured dogs or other emergency type situations.”

The shelter is offering free pet adoptions in August as part of the annual Clear the Shelters event.

The event last year set a new record with 161,000 pet adoptions across the country. Since the annual campaign launched in 2015, more than 860,000 pets have found new homes through the initiative.

“We’re hoping that with this big adoption event occurring during August, we will be back to providing full services soon,” said Lentz.

All available dogs, puppies, cats and kittens will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.

Fayetteville Animal Services is located at 1640 S. Armstrong Ave. Fore more information about the adoption process, and to see photos of available pets, visit fayetteville-ar.gov/539/Animal-Adoption-Process.