Roanoke pound needs help to avoid euthanizing animals

By law, RCACP must make room for new stray intakes

By Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer

ROANOKE, Va. - Roanoke's pound needs help once again.

The Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection is at capacity for stray dogs. The pound has had a high number of dogs coming in over the past two weeks. 

By law, the shelter is not able to turn any stray animal away, so it must make room for new intakes. That sometimes means euthanizing animals. 

The RCACP is asking people who have recently lost animals to check the shelter. You can claim your lost pet from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

Click here to see the animals available for adoption. Adoption hours are from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

It's a common misconception, but the RCACP is a separate entity from the Roanoke Valley SPCA, which is a no-kill shelter next door. 

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