Roanoke pound thanks public, now has room for incoming animals

Pound issued a notice Thursday that all dogs rooms were full


UPDATE (4:35 p.m.)

ROANOKE, Va. -  Dogs at Roanoke's pound won't have to be euthanized.

The Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection shared the good news on its Facebook page Friday.

"Thank you so much for responding to our call for assistance! Thanks to the response from our rescue partners, adopters, and owners we have space for incoming animals!

For those who are still interested in our remaining available animals, please visit us tomorrow at 1:00 pm or at our special event at South County Library at 12 pm.

As a reminder, redemptions of dogs on stray hold can begin at 9am.

Thank you again for your concern and response to help our community's homeless animals!"



Roanoke's pound is asking for help again as its stray dog room is at full capacity. 

Adoptions are free right now at the Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection.

The RCACP urges anyone who has recently lost a dog to come by and see if the animal is there. 

The center alluded that they are trying to avoid having to put dogs down, stating in a Facebook post, "We sometimes have to make difficult decisions to make space."

The pound is off of Orange Avenue, next to the Roanoke SPCA. The RCACP and SPCA are separate entities. 

The RCACP is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Click here to see some of the animals available for adoption. 

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