If you're looking to make a new furry friend, now is the time. The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society has over 600 animals up for adoption and is in serious need of adopters.
This animal shelter in Alberta is overwhelmed with the number of animals currently in their care and has reached capacity. "We work at capacity most times, but this is kind of over and above what we are used to," Deanna Thompson, the executive director of the AARCS, told the Calgary Herald.
The AARCS is hoping people will help out by either adopting a pet or donating. You can either take home a puppy or a kitten. Right now, the majority of animals at the AARCS are young, with over 300 kittens and puppies that are under six months old.
If you are unable to commit to adopting a pet, you can also help out the animal society by volunteering. The AARCS is in need of Dog Caregivers and Cat Caregivers, meaning you'll get to play with adorable dogs and cats.
They are also looking for general volunteers and other roles. Volunteer positions would be in Calgary or Edmonton. You can find out more about volunteering with the AARCS here.
The mission of the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society is to help homeless animals and improve animal welfare in the province. They have a Safe Haven shelter in Calgary and the society rescues thousands of animals every year.
For more information or to adopt a pet of your own, you can visit the AARCS website here.