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The Washington Animal Rescue League is inviting prospective owners to come by and pay what they can.
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The Washington Animal Rescue League is inviting prospective owners to come by and pay what they can.

Animal advocates are feeling the heat as shelters swell with pets.

"All of the local shelters are just slam packed with animals, and all are operating at capacity," says Jim Monsma, a spokesperson for the Washington Animal Rescue League.

He says summer is always a busy time for shelters, with new litters, and as people leave their pets to go on vacation. So he says the rescue league is inviting prospective owners to come by and pay what they can.

"We're opening our doors at 11 o'clock Saturday morning and won't close them again until 8 o'clock on Sunday evening," he says.

Monsma says the animals have been spayed, neutered and vaccinated, and every pet that gets adopted makes room for another animal in need.

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