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Local animal shelter full to capacity

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - The Quincy Animal Shelter takes in stray and unwanted pets in the city, but right now officials said they are full.

This time of the year many people think of family and loved ones. The Quincy Animal Shelter hopes you'll want to expand your family with an extra four-legged member.

The shelter hosts an animal adoption event Saturday, November 16th, at the Quincy Mall. The booth runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., where you can adopt and get information about how to care for animals and ask other questions you may have. Dr. Drew Kaiser, director of the Quincy Animal Shelter, said he hopes people come out to adopt because they are just running out of space at the shelter.

"We're bulging out the gills and our overflow (is also) at our animal hospitals. So I don't really know whether you can attribute this to the economy or just the wrong place at the wrong time," said Dr. Kaiser.

Dr. Kaiser said that just having a pet can turn your day around.

"Pets are one of the wonders of nature and they have unconditional love. When you come home from work, they are always there with their tail wagging, having a good day. You may have had a hard day. Your boss was tough on you at work and they are just so wonderful," said Dr. Kaiser.

Dr. Kaiser said the dogs are up to date medically as far as shots, wellness check-up, heartworm check and other matters. If a dog has a pre-existing condition, the shelter will let you know and will also tell you what to expect with those matters.

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