An animal shelter at full capacity earlier this week now houses 22 fewer animals.
The Raleigh County Animal Shelter adopted or fostered out more than 20 pets Tuesday.
Adoption Counselor Jim Kenney says during the summer they see an influx of puppies and kittens, but the community can help by having their dogs or cats spayed or neutered.
"Your pet will live longer," explained Kenney. "Your pet will stay home better. You will not be adding to the population of unwanted animals in this area, and right now there's just too many animals."
Kenney said it's the most important thing you can do for your pet besides keeping them up to date on vaccinations and providing the necessities.
The shelter has a low income spay and neuter program that is based on household income.
It's good for a 30 percent discount.
For more information, contact the Raleigh County Animal Shelter.