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BECKLEY -

In one day alone the Raleigh County Humane Society accepted 16 animals putting their total over the limits.

Through the hard work and dedicate of the volunteers there were able to place some of these animals. But they need your help now to find these animals their forever homes.

 "To be in animal rescue its your life. You live and breathe the animals," Board of Directors Member, Erica Stock said.

These faces are Erica Stock's life and that is exactly what she is trying to do for these animals-- fight for their life. This week the Raleigh County Humane Society accepted 16 animals in one day. Stock says this is highly unusual intake and it is a number that put the Humane Society at full capacity which sent volunteers into panic mode.

"It is like a roller coaster" Stock said.  "We get excited whenever we see them going out and we get nervous and upset whenever we see that we are full because unfortunately we do have to euthanize if we don't have enough space."

When there is a high intake, volunteers have to act deliberately and move fast because in here it is a matter of life or death.

"We fall in love with every animal their personalities. We spend a lot of time with them and want every one of them to find their perfect home."

With the hard work and dedication of volunteers and numerous helping hands offering to adopt or foster-- the humane society was able to avoid having to put down any of the animals. But they may not be so lucky next time.

"We still have a lot and only have a few cages open," Stock said.

Venus was left behind when her owners went to jail. Maggie was taken back because she had a cold. Their stories are all different but they all have one thing in common  finding their way home.

"You want what's best for them," Stock said.  "You're working around the clock you're up at midnight calling rescues and fosters."

For a closer look at some of the animals click here and to check out the Raleigh County Humane Society's Facebook page, click here.