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Lehigh County Humane Society overcrowded, needs help

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The need is dire. Cats, dogs and other animals here at the Lehigh County Humane Society are in desperate need of loving forever homes. 

"As you can see this is our intake area and we are full," said Mary Shafer, executive director of the Lehigh County Humane Society "Our dog runs are all full. We have dogs outside. We are calling on all our foster families to come in and help us out.

Every single dog kennel has a dog in it. The shelter has run out of space so much so that Buddy is hanging out at the reception desk.

"We are hoping that people will come in and give these dogs a chance," Shafer said.

The shelter is currently holding more than 200 animals and does qualify as a no-kill shelter. They want to keep it that way, and they need people to adopt or help in any way possible. 

"If we don't get help and get some more foster homes we could be in trouble," said Shafer.

If adopting an animal isn't in the cards for you, you can always volunteer at the shelter, donate money toward adoptions, or help cover the cost of care and medical expenses.

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