243 pets adopted after Orange County Animal Services' call for homes

Last Updated: Monday, July 17, 2017, 5:34 PM EDT

After a community plea for homes last week, Orange County Animal Services on Monday announced it helped find homes for 243 dogs and cats.

  • Orange County Animal Services adopts out 243 pets
  • OCAS asked for public to help adopt pets last week
  • The shelter was nearing its capacity

A week ago, the shelter in Orlando said it was nearly at capacity and reduced adoption fees to get out as many animals as it could.

The summer months are a peak breeding season, and it's also a time when more animals are surrendered to the shelter. On an average day during the year, the shelter takes in as many as 50 dogs and cats in a day. The numbers can double during summer months.

"Orange County Animal Services would like to send a huge thanks to community supporters who rallied together to help combat the influx through adopting and networking the shelter pets," the shelter said in a statement. "As a reminder, adoption fees have been reduced to $10 or waived for some animals throughout July."

Orange County Animal Services is located at 2769 Conroy Road in Orlando. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, visit Orange County Animal Services' website or Facebook.