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12 dogs adopted during RACC's overcrowding fee waiver

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Richmond Animal Care and Control is out of space and offered an adoption special to clear the shelter Tuesday.

The shelter was able to adopt out 12 dogs to free up some space. RACC posted to Facebook that six dogs were adopted Tuesday and another six were already spoken for and would be taken home Wednesday,

The shelter posted to Facebook on Tuesday that the area that houses its dogs was full, and it opened Tuesday to help those animals find homes.

Robin Young, RACC's outreach coordinator, said that because the shelter is open-admittance, "we can go from lots of open cages to full overnight."

Young said it's not always known why so many dogs come to the shelter.

"Sometimes it's seasonal, a full moon - no telling," Young said. "If you're missing your dog, always check with us and surrounding shelters."

The shelter is normally closed Tuesday, but accepted appointments for people to come see the dogs.

All adoption fees were waived.

The shelter also posted that is does not euthanize animals to free up space.

You see RACC’s adoptable dogs here.

While the waived adoption fee period has ended, RACC will be offering $13 adoptions for Friday the 13th.

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