The Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter is waiving all adoption fees for the rest of this month as they struggle with major overcrowding.

The summer months always bring a surge of pets who are dropped off at the shelter, and in a Friday Facebook post, TMAS said desperate times call for desperate measures.

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The nonprofit animal shelter aims to house animals as long as possible until they can find a compassionate home, but with no room left in their kennels and stays and lost pets still coming in daily, they said they are experiencing an increase in euthanasia at TMAS.

To incentivize anyone who may be on the fence about adopting a new pet and ensure as many animals as possible are leaving the shelter via adoption, TMAS will waive all their usual adoption fees through the end of June.

TMAS said they will continue to accept donations to cover the costs of all the services they provide and supplies they consume, but people will be able to adopt animals without cost this month.

The shelter is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Wednesday and Sunday. They can be found on 35th Street in Tuscaloosa next to the Waste Management building.

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