A reduction mandate means dogs and cats will have to be put down.
The Shelby County Animal Shelter has been far over capacity for several months. A room that used to be someone's office is now filled with cats.
"We are basically overwhelmed," said acting Animal Control Director Rusty Newton.
"It's a struggle every day," said animal control director Bradley King.
About 210 cats and dogs are now now at the shelter, which was designed to handle 60 dogs, 10 puppies, and 80 cats.
"We've tried to run it beyond that and it's just not working. It's not safe, it's not healthy for the animals," said Newton.
"There's no circulation in this room, so we've been fighting a little more sickness lately," said King.
Officials said space isn't the only problem. There are also budgetary constraints: Extra animals means more food and medicine.
It also means additional staff to adequately care for the numbers, something the shelter doesn't have the funds for.
This shelter had animals stuck in rooms without ventilation, anywhere they could put them. No one thinks about the health of these animals when they do that. Disease loves these conditions. PeTA sent a basket of vegan treats from Allison's Gourmet, the business that No Kill cyber bullied, to this shelter. Thus the attack by the No Kill cult terrorists. An innocent business fulfilling an order and No Kill attacked them. Why didn't No Kill attack PeTA? Because No Kill attacks PeTA every day. No Kill attacks any organization that breaks up puppy mills or hoarders. Why does No Kill do that? Because No Kill is backed by hoarders, lab bunchers, flippers, abusers, and in particular the unethical breeders of the world. I am not talking responsible breeders, but those who thrive on cruel breeding.
Those who are attracted to the No Kill movement are the radicals, the outcasts of the humane community. They rely on the notion that people think if you "save" animals, you must be a good person. But with the amount of raids of these followers of No Kill, one can only put these No Killers in a group of people who could care less about the animals and care only for their own egos and agendas. These are the ones who come after Devore, bullies, nothing but a bunch of bullies who are intimidating San Bernardino constituents into silence.