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MCKINNEY (CBS 11 NEWS) - The Collin County Animal Shelter is overcapacity and has dropped adoption fees in an effort lure adopters.

The shelter get usually gets an influx of dogs over the summer months, but this year seems to be worse.

“This year is really bad,” said Lisa Drummonds, a supervisor at the Collin County Animal Shelter. “We have dogs in temporary crates. On top of that we have people that surrender their animals. We’re busting at the seams.”

Owner surrenders are being turned away for the moment because there is simply no room.

Owners are asked to make an appointment and where there is room, their surrendered dog can eventually be taken in.

The $75 adoption fee has temporarily been dropped to $25 and cats are being adopted for free.

The adoption special lasts June 18th and 19th.

It’s been more than a year since the shelter had to euthanize and adoptable animal and they hope they don’t have to start now.

“If we can keep the numbers down, we don’t have to euthanize and that’s our goal,” Drummonds said.

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